Settlement in Boston Malpractice Lawsuit

Boston Medical Center has reached a settlement of $900,000 with the family of an 86-year-old woman who died after falling in an operating room following hip surgery. The family’s lawyer alleged in a lawsuit that the hospital staff did not take the appropriate precautions when the woman was put in her hospital bed. One driving force for settlement: a Massachusetts state inspection found that deficiencies in procedure contributed to the death.