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Suit over cardiac monitor settled

MGH patient died despite alarms

The family of a man who died at Massachusetts General Hospital when nurses did not respond to alarms on his cardiac monitor - a death that focused national attention on the dangers of “alarm fatigue’’ among hospital staff - settled its case against the hospital for $850,000.

Mass. General and the patient’s family reached an agreement in May, but the private settlement was never filed in court and the parties have not discussed it publicly until now.

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