A hospital in Ohio has agreed to pay $ 6 million to surviving family members of Neil Armstrong to resolve accusations that medical abuses after an emergency heart operation have caused the death of the astronaut, the report said. village after the paper received a 93-page anonymous document related to Armstrong's treatment and lawsuit.
The newspaper was able to confirm that the documents were authentic using public records in Hamilton, Ohio District Court. August 25, 2012 – Two weeks after a heart attack at Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital in Cincinnati. At the time of his death, the family announced publicly that Armstrong had died of "cardiovascular complications". , launched a two-year legal battle between the family and the medical institution.
Armstrong suffered a heart bypass on August 7, 201
Wendy Armstrong, a lawyer and husband of Mark Armstrong, proposed in July 2014 that the two astronaut's son would speak publicly about allegations of medical abuse at an event at the Kennedy Space Center celebrating the 45th anniversary of the first landing of the moon if the hospital does not pay.
"No institution wants to be remotely connected with the death of one of America's greatest heroes," says lawyer Bertha Helmich, who represented Armstrong's grandsons in the case, according to documents received by The Times.
Mercy Health denied the allegation of abuse, but agreed to pay Armstrong's property $ 6 million "to avoid publicity of the lawsuit "At Wendy Armstrong's suggestion. Mark and Eric Armstrong have received $ 5.2 million from the village, the Times reported. Armstrong's brother and sister, Dean A. Armstrong and June L. Hoffman, received $ 250,000. Six grandchildren received $ 24,000. The widow and Armstrong's second wife, Carol, did not participate in the settlement.
The village news broke on Tuesday only days after the 50th anniversary of Armstrong's landing on the moon.