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Former Tampa councilmember Helen Chavez died from misdiagnosis, daughter claims

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A medical misdiagnosis and drug interaction caused the death of a former Tampa City Council member, her daughter claims in a lawsuit filed in Hillsborough County. Republican Helen Pappas Chavez, a fine-dining restaurateur, served on the Tampa City Council from 1979 to 1987. She stepped down from the Council in 1987 to run for mayor, later losing to Sandy Freedman. Her restaurants included Chavez at the Royal, Chavez Windows on the Park and the Tea Room in Old Hyde Park. Chavez…

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