BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts General Hospital has settled a lawsuit with the family of an 89-year-old man who died in January of 2010, when nurses did not answer the call to an alarm on the man’s cardiac monitor.
The settlement was reached last May, according to the Boston Globe.READ MORE: First VaxMillions Giveaway Drawing To Take Place Monday
However, those involved have not discussed the settlement until now.READ MORE: Provincetown Board Of Selectmen Unanimously Approves Reinstatement Of Indoor Mask Requirement
The family settled for $850,000.MORE NEWS: Driver Faces OUI Charges After Deadly Crash In Dedham
The case focused on what is called “alarm fatigue,” when hospital staff tune out frequent alarms.