Wrongful Death Suits To be Heard in Livingston County

A set of wrongful death lawsuits against Saint Luke’s Health System and Hedrick Medical Center will be up for hearing in Livingston County tomorrow. A total of eight wrongful death suits have been filed against the hospital, by family members of people who died in Chillicothe in 2002. All were patients under the care of Hedrick Medical Center, which was, at that time, in partnership with Health Midwest and North Kansas City Hospital, and was known as the Grand River Health System. Saint Luke’s took over the complex in August 2003. The hearing tomorrow is a routine motions hearing, one of the preliminary steps to a trial.