NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The family of a Tennessee man sued TriStar Centennial hospital alleging a surgeon left a needle inside his body during a heart surgery last year and was unable to retrieve it in a second operation. John Burns Johnson, 73, of Lafayette died approximately a month after the surgery, the lawsuit says. His health steadily worsened after the needle was lost in his body.
She was a newlywed and a nurse who was coming back home to continue her studies. But Brittany Oswell never made it to Columbia. The 25-year-old Lexington woman died in a Texas hospital after suffering an embolism and going into cardiac arrest on an American Airlines flight from Honolulu.
Eight-year-old Treasure Brighon lingered for two months in a hospital before succumbing to injuries from a fire that ripped through her family's East Side apartment and killed two other people in 2016.
Her family, in a lawsuit, claimed their out-of-town landlord didn't provide working smoke detectors in the home.