The family attributed his death to complications due to a bypass operation. It was then said: "Neil Armstrong died after complications from cardiovascular surgery."
The New York Times reported Tuesday that Armstrong's sons believed his death was due to an incompetent aftercare at Mercy Health ̵
Although the hospital defended its actions and the care it received from Armstrong, they eventually decided to pay and avoid the settlement. A lawsuit, according to the New York Times article.
The The newspaper reported that it had received an email from an unknown 93-page source with documents regarding Armstrong's treatment and the resulting lawsuit. These documents included reports from medical experts on both sides and correspondence between lawyers from the hospital and the Armstrong family, the paper said.
In an exchange, Nancy Lawson, a lawyer for Mercy, told Times newspaper Wendy Armstrong, the family lawyer in the settlement, whether Armstrong's sons were talking about the claim. "Will Mark and Rick intend to discuss the unlawful death sentence at the Kennedy Space Center if no agreement is reached by Friday, July 18?" the letter read.
Three medical expert reviews accompanying the New York Times documents show what happened after Armstrong was admitted to Fairfield Hospital with suspected heart disease. The New York Times reported that he was implanting temporary wires into his heart have to speed up his heartbeat.
However, when these wires were removed, Armstrong had internal bleeding and low blood pressure, which, according to the newspaper report, required further intervention.
He was taken to a cath lab and then to an operating room, according to the New York Times report.
Documents received from the New York Times do not show what happened in the operating theater.
Armstrong died a few days later on August 25, 2012.
"Dr. Joseph Bavaria, a Deputy Chairman of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote in a survey conducted by the Armstrong family and obtained by the New York Times.
Another Physician, Dr. Richard Salzano, a Cardiothoracic Physician The Surgeon at the Yale Medical Center said the catheter laboratory was "in any case riskier than bringing the patient to the operating room" – but "justifiable."
Dr J. Stanley Hillis, a hospital doctor, defended the treatment, Armstrong said, according to the documents
In a statement to CNN on Tuesday, Mercy Hospital refused to discuss the case, but said that they were disappointed that the problem had been alleged to beleuc
"The public nature of these details is very disappointing – both for our ministry and for the patient's family, who wanted to keep this legal matter a secret," the statement says. High-quality, patient-centered care is a cornerstone of our service, and our commitment to our mission is unshakeable. We are expanding the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and providing good help to the needy, especially the poor, dying and underserved. This is our promise to every patient who comes through our doors. "