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$3 million settlement for family in King-Harbor death

Los Angeles Times, April 10, 2009

Los Angeles County supervisors have agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the children of Edith Rodriguez, the woman who died after writhing in pain for 45 minutes on the waiting-room floor of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center in Los Angeles. Rodriguez's death helped to precipitate the closure of the long-troubled hospital after federal regulators determined that staffers had failed to deliver a minimum standard of care.