Hospital fails to tell paper that woman doing 'fantastic' after treatment had died
Wisconsin State Journal
The Wisconsin State Journal told readers last week about a new treatment for brain aneurysms and quoted Susan Baker Kiconas saying she was "just amazed at the opportunity" to get the treatment. "I feel fantastic," she added. In fact, Kiconas had died a week before the story was published. "The failure to disclose this information was wrong and we regret that it occurred," says a UW Hospital spokeswoman. The woman's 21-year-old daughter accepted a State Journal reporter's apology for writing about the apparent success of her mother's procedure without knowing of the death.