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No Criminal Charges in 2014 Hospital Death

BEND, OR -- The Deschutes County District Attorney says he will not pursue criminal charges against hospital staff responsible for providing a patient with incorrect medication, which resulted in her death. Loretta Macpherson died at St. Charles Medical Center in December 2014.

 

Read more about the case and a settlement reached between St. Charles and Macpherson's family

 

D.A. John Hummel says he reviewed the facts and considered steps the health system has taken to ensure it doesn’t happen again. He concluded that forgoing charges is in the interest of justice.

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