Bangor Daily News, April 4, 2014
A Bar Harbor woman has been awarded $1.1 million after a jury in a civil trial determined that a doctor at Eastern Maine Medical Center was responsible for her husband's death. Thomas Haskell, a real estate appraiser and former sporting goods store owner, was 63 years old when he underwent heart bypass surgery at EMMC on Nov. 9, 2010. He was considered healthy and given a good prognosis for the procedure, according to a complaint filed in Hancock County Superior Court by his widow, Melodie Haskell. But Tom Haskell had complications after the surgery and experienced significant blood loss, the complaint indicated. He died four days later on Nov. 13, 2010.