Thurs. 8:15 p.m.: Anesthetic overdose killed woman, suit claims

WARREN – A woman was given too much anesthesia during an endoscopy procedure at a local hospital, killing her, states a lawsuit filed by her family in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Artie M. Williamson, 74, of Warren, died March 17, 2018, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, days after a March 11, 2018, procedure went wrong. Williamson suffered cardiorespiratory arrest during the procedure, leaving her brain without oxygen. She was resuscitated, but suffered brain damage, the suit states.

The suit, filed by her daughter, Lucille Williamson of Warren, names Mercy Heath as the defendant, as well as 11 others, including doctors and anesthesiologists.

Jonathan Fauvie, spokesman for Mercy Health, said the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

Read more in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle.