Neil Armstrong’s family was awarded $6 million in debt, settlement 2 years after the astronaut’s death: report

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A hospital in Ohio agreed to pay $6 million to Neil Armstrong, the surviving family members in order to establish the allegations of medical malpractice, after an emergency heart surgery that is the cause of the astronaut’s death, a report has said.

The New York Times first reported on Tuesday about the secret settlement after the paper received an anonymous 93-page document, in connection with Armstrong’s treatment, and the law of the case.

The newspaper was able to confirm that the document is authentic using the public records in the Hamilton County Probate Court in Ohio.

Armstrong, the astronaut, is known for taking the first steps on the moon in 1969, has died at the age of 82, on Aug. 25, 2012—just two weeks after undergoing cardiac surgery at Cincinnati’s Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital.


At the time of his death, the family publicly, Armstrong died of “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.”

Individuals, and Armstrong’s two sons, Mark and Rick Armstrong, accusing the hospital of lacking in addition to the treatment that ultimately killed her father, and the launch of a two-year-long legal battle between the family and the medical establishment.

Armstrong underwent cardiac surgery on Aug. 7, 2012. As a standard part of the procedure, and doctors implanted a temporary wire to help pace his heart and if he does, the period of time being reported. “But when the nurse removed the wires, Mr. Armstrong started to bleed internally and his blood pressure has gone down.”

The doctors took Armstrong to a catheterization laboratory for the removal of blood from the region of the heart, in the place of the right to bring him into the operating room, the decision is governed by the medical professionals hired by the Armstrong family and the hospital to investigate the death, concluded, ultimately, killed him.

Wendy Armstrong, a lawyer and the wife of Mark Armstrong, stated in July 2014 that the e-mail is that he has two sons, it would be public speaking on medical malpractice claims at an event at nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing, when the hospital does not pay for it.

“No institution wants to be associated with the death of one of America’s greatest heroes,” you’re a lawyer, Bertha G., Helmich, which is represented in the Armstrong building in the suit, wrote to the hospital, according to the documents obtained by the Times.


Mercy Health is denied the abuse claims, but has agreed to pay to the Armstrong estate, a $6 million “in order to avoid the publicity of litigation,” according to a motion filed by Wendy Armstrong.

Mark and Eric Armstrong have been awarded $5.2 million from the settlement, and the period of time being reported. Armstrong’s brother and sister, Dean A. Armstrong, and June L. Hoffman, it is each to receive the sum of $250,000. The six grandchildren are to receive $24,000 per unit. Armstrong’s widow, and second wife, Carol, was not involved in the process.

News of the settlement broke down one day, a few days after the 50th anniversary of Armstrong’s moon landing, was packed on a Saturday.

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