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July 11, 1990 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside couple and their three surviving septuplets on Tuesday settled their medical malpractice and wrongful-death lawsuit against a Los Angeles infertility clinic for up to $6 million. Then an attorney made the startling announcement that the mother, Patti Frustaci, is pregnant with healthy twins after taking the same potent fertility drug that she took before conceiving the nation's first septuplets in 1984.
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July 11, 1990 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside couple and their three surviving septuplets on Tuesday settled their medical malpractice and wrongful-death lawsuit against a Los Angeles infertility clinic for up to $6 million. Then an attorney made the startling announcement that the mother, Patti Frustaci, is pregnant with healthy twins after taking the same potent fertility drug that she took before conceiving the nation's first septuplets in 1984.
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August 28, 1985
Patricia Ann, the healthiest of three surviving Frustaci septuplets, had been scheduled to be released from Childrens Hospital of Orange County today, but she will have to wait at least another week to go home, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday. "The doctors have decided that she is not gaining weight quickly enough," spokeswoman Laura Johnson said of Patricia, the first of the septuplets born May 21.
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May 23, 1985 | KRISTINA LINDGREN and MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writers
Septuplet mania has begun. To judge by the calls, cards, telegrams and flowers pouring into two hospitals in Orange on Wednesday, the six surviving septuplets of Patti and Sam Frustaci appear to have captured the hearts of the nation as the 12-week premature infants fight for their lives.
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June 12, 1985
The three surviving Frustaci septuplets continue to show small daily improvements, although they each still weigh less than two pounds, a Childrens Hospital of Orange County spokeswoman said. "They're still doing fine and plugging away," said Laura Johnson. Four boys and three girls were born by Caesarean section three weeks ago at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange to Patti and Sam Frustaci of Riverside. The mother, a high school English teacher, had taken fertility drugs.
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October 4, 1985 | Marcida Dodson
The third and last surviving Frustaci septuplet will go home to Riverside today, 4 1/2 months after the seven babies' historic birth, a spokesman for Childrens Hospital of Orange County said. Stephen Earl Frustaci will join Patricia Ann, who went home Sept. 6, and Richard Charles, who followed 13 days later. The three girls and four boys were born 12 weeks prematurely to parents Patti and Sam Frustaci on May 21. One baby was stillborn and three others died shortly after birth from lung disease.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1985
A lawsuit filed against a West Los Angeles doctor by Patti and Sam Frustaci, parents of the first septuplets born in the United States, Monday was ordered moved from Los Angeles to Santa Monica. Superior Court Judge Jack Goertzen agreed with attorneys for Dr. Jaroslav Marik and the Tyler Medical Clinic that Santa Monica would be a more convenient location for witnesses expected to be called in the lengthy malpractice trial.
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June 4, 1985 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
The lung disease of two of the five surviving Frustaci septuplets worsened Monday, and the infants' already critical condition deteriorated, hospital officials said. Babies James Martin and Bonnie Marie, the second and fourth infants born to Patti and Sam Frustaci May 21, are being closely monitored at Childrens Hospital of Orange County, hospital spokesman Doug Wood said. "They just took a turn for the worse," Wood said. "Their lungs are in extremely poor condition."
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May 22, 1986
The first birthday for three surviving septuplets born to Patti and Sam Frustaci was marked Wednesday by disclosures that the two boys have cerebral palsy and all three suffer from eye, hearing and breathing disorders. Janice Corsino, an attorney at the Los Angeles firm that represents the Riverside family, said the two boys have had hernia surgery and all the infants have been attached to monitors that sound a warning when breathing stops.
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June 4, 1985 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
The condition of two of the five surviving Frustaci septuplets--already critical--worsened Monday, hospital officials said. James Martin and Bonnie Marie, the second and fourth infants born to Patti and Sam Frustaci on May 21, are being closely monitored at Childrens Hospital of Orange County, hospital spokesman Doug Wood said. "They just took a turn for the worse," Wood said. "Their lungs are in extremely poor condition."
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May 22, 1986 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Staff Writer
The first birthday for three surviving septuplets born to Patti and Sam Frustaci was marked Wednesday by disclosures that the two boys have cerebral palsy and all three suffer from eye, hearing and breathing disorders. Janice M. Corsino, an attorney with the Los Angeles firm that represents the Frustacis, said the infants have been attached to monitors that sound a warning when breathing stops. "What happens is that then they're stimulated to start breathing again."
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