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News: DMN: Family attorney issues statement on Springs' death, pending lawsuit

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Everything is everything... Staff Member

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    Rainer Sabin / Reporter
    rsabin@dallasnews.com | Bio
    1:39 PM on Fri., May. 13, 2011 | Permalink

    An attorney for the family of Ron Springs, the retired Cowboys running back who died Thursday at the age of 54, issued a statement Friday.

    In 2008, Springs' wife, Adriane, filed a malpractice lawsuit against two doctors, claiming they had caused Springs' brain damage during the surgery at Medical City Dallas Hospital to remove a cyst from his forearm. Springs had been in a coma since the operation and never regained consciousness before his death.

    "The Springs family is profoundly grieving the loss of Ron Springs," said attorney Les Weisbrod of Miller Weisbrod LLP. "His body is with the Dallas County Medical Examiner's office. There will be no further statements until the Medical Examiner has concluded his work.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/05/family-attorney-issues-stateme.html
  2. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I wonder what caused him to go into a coma. Too much anesthesia perhaps?
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Generally it's because of errant intubation with the patient suffering anoxic brain damage. IOWs they put the intubation tube into the esophogus instead of the trachea and the patient suffers damage due to lack of oxygen.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    in other words they ****ed up.
  5. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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  6. clutch88

    clutch88 Benched

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  7. speedkilz88

    speedkilz88 Well-Known Member

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    That's scary. Maybe they should start using cameras.
  8. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    It's almost unimaginable for it to end that way, after all they went through and everything Everson Walls went through to have it end with one dumb mistake. tragic

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