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Family sues hospital over treatment
Redding Record Searchlight

A 63-year-old Roseville woman has sued Mercy Medical Center in Redding alleging that during a hospital stay last year a nurse brutally slammed a suction tube down her throat after telling her she was a “bad little girl” who needed to be punished.

Suzanne Aveihle, who suffers from chronic pancreatitis, alleges that in April 2009 she was taken to Mercy’s emergency room after falling ill during a trip visiting friends in Lassen County.