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: "Time for the village to step up": Volunteers help ease nationwide baby formula shortage
However, those involved have not discussed the settlement until now.READ MORE: Video: Likely tornado spotted in Charlestown, New Hampshire
The family settled for $850,000.MORE NEWS: Bail hearing postponed for Nathan Carman, charged in mom's death at sea
The case focused on what is called “alarm fatigue,” when hospital staff tune out frequent alarms.