September 26, 2022
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Cottage Health settles flesh-eating disease death lawsuit

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The family of Carmen Alexander has reached an out-of-court settlement with Cottage Health. Alexander, 43, died at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara on Feb. 21, 2012 from a flesh-eating disease called necrotizing fasciitis. Alexander’s children, Sofia, Sasha and Pablo Hsu, filed the wrongful death lawsuit, acting through their father, Santa Barbara architect Vadim Hsu. The…

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