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Hospital Reaches Settlement in Drug Mistake

BEND, OR -- The family of the Sisters woman who died after a medication mistake at St. Charles in Bend has reached a settlement with the hospital. The amount of the settlement is not being disclosed. 

 

In December of 2014, 65-year-old Loretta MacPherson died after she was given the wrong drug in her IV bag. Read more on the case

 

St. Charles CEO Joe Sluka released a statement Tuesday saying in part, “All of us at St. Charles are deeply sorry for the loss of life that resulted from a medication error. We hope this settlement will bring some closure to the MacPherson family." He says the hospital will continue to strive to improve and work to ensure these types of errors don't occur again. 
 

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