CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2000 |
The family of track star Florence Griffith Joyner is blaming a St. Louis hospital for her death, charging in a lawsuit that doctors failed to detect a brain abnormality two years earlier. Joyner was rushed to Washington University's Barnes-Jewish Hospital in April 1996 after suffering a seizure on a flight to St. Louis, where she was to attend a relay race. The lawsuit, filed in a Missouri court under pseudonyms, says that hospital workers improperly interpreted an MRI and other tests.
March 29, 1991 |
Cincinnati Red owner Marge Schott has been upgraded to good condition and has left the intensive care unit at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.
June 9, 1992 |
Richard Brosseau, an assistant starter at Belmont Park, suffered several broken ribs when he was kicked while helping load a horse in the gate before the third race. He was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital.
March 27, 1991 |
Owner Marge Schott of the Cincinnati Reds, hospitalized since March 15, may move soon from intensive care to a private room, a spokesman for Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati said. The hospital has not identified Schott's ailment.
June 7, 1986 |
Sandy Schmidt, 42, came down with the mysterious illness soon after she ran a marathon in San Francisco last July. She got better before becoming sick again this spring, forcing her to quit her job as a business office manager. Running even one mile now would "put me in bed for a day and a half," she said.
December 6, 1997 |
Dr. Leon Goldman, a dermatologist and surgeon who pioneered laser medicine and was the founding president of the American Society of Laser Medicine, has died. He was 91. Goldman, who most recently practiced at the San Diego Naval Medical Center, died Tuesday of heart failure at a retirement home in Pacific Beach, Calif. He was officially designated the Father of Laser Medicine in 1979 at the Opto-Elektronic Conference in Munich, Germany.