What you need to know about the Pomona Valley Hospital’s emergency room

On the morning of November 1, 2016, a man named Thomas R. Sturgill died in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

The cause of death was a heart attack.

The hospital staff initially suspected that the death was caused by a respiratory condition, but the medical examiner’s office ruled that it was due to “substance toxicity” due to the man’s exposure to the toxic chemicals used in the building.

A few days later, Sturgil’s family filed a lawsuit against the hospital, alleging that its medical staff failed to properly treat him.

According to the lawsuit, the hospital failed to take any action to stop the toxic substances in the construction site.

Sturdill’s family also claimed that the hospital did not take steps to protect their son from exposure to these toxic chemicals.

Since then, the Pomono Valley Hospital has been sued several times by families of people who died after exposure to toxic chemicals, and the hospital has settled most of the lawsuits for an undisclosed amount. 

In February 2018, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that the Pomo­non Valley Hospital failed to adequately investigate the death and to take corrective actions to prevent further harm.

In April 2018, the court also ordered the hospital to pay the families of Sturgills family $6 million, which it paid.

The lawsuit was filed by a group of families of workers who lost their lives to toxic fumes at the construction of the building, as well as a group called Families for Justice for Thomas R., who sued the hospital. 

The lawsuit, which was initially filed in federal court in Los Angles, was dismissed by a judge who said that the plaintiffs could not prove that the toxic fumes created by the construction were the primary cause of their deaths.

In October 2018, Judge Daniel Zolna also ruled that a state law that allows families of workplace deaths to sue the Pomom­ona Valley for negligence was not adequate to protect workers who died from toxic fumes and did not include adequate safeguards against the health risks of the chemicals used to build the building’s building. 

A study of workers at the site found that toxic chemicals were used for the first time in the Pomoni­ Valley Hospital in 2017. 

 In a statement, the Los Angeles Times reported that the medical staffs actions during Sturgilla’s death were not the first in the city’s history.

In 2014, a group that included the families and the Los Angle Times newspaper called for a comprehensive study of toxic materials used in Los Angelenos construction sites. 

Last month, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Yvette Clarke, who represents the city of Pomona, said that she would support legislation that would establish a task force to investigate toxic materials, as proposed by the Pomos­ Valley Economic Development Commission in 2017 and approved by the city council. 

“I am excited that the state and federal governments are working together to address the issue of hazardous workplace air,” Clarke said in a statement. 

According to the Pomano­ Valley’s health department, toxic air quality was detected in the surrounding areas of Pomono and Pomona Springs between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.

The city has also been conducting air quality monitoring for several months and has issued a number of notices, including two that included an environmental sampling alert for the city. 

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