Actor James Woods, US hospital reach settlement in his lawsuit over brothers death

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WARWICK, R.I. - Oscar-nominated actor James Woods settled a lawsuit against a hospital in Rhode Island where his younger brother Michael died in 2006.
A Superior Court judge announced the settlement Tuesday.
Woods claimed Kent Hospital was negligent in the death of his 49-year-old brother, who had a heart attack and died in its emergency room after going there with a sore throat and vomiting.
The hospital's chief executive, Sandra Coletta, acknowledged at a news conference with Woods outside the courthouse that mistakes were made.
She said the hospital is creating an institute in Michael Woods' honour and investing $1.25 million over next five years to study redesigning health care and reducing errors.
Further details were not disclosed.

Organizations: US hospital, Superior Court, Kent Hospital

Geographic location: WARWICK, R.I., Rhode Island

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