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2.6 million malpractice verdict challenged

A man was awarded $2.6 million by a jury in a malpractice case where the plaintiff claimed that doctors severed nerves in his abdomen during surgery to relieve back pain. Doctors claim that the man suffered a large abdominal hernia and that he was informed of the risk before the surgery. Doctors are arguing that the amount is exorbitant and $72,000 would cover the cost of the current surgeries. The judge is yet to set a date for the hearing.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Foster's Online

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About: 2.6 million malpractice verdict challenged

Date: 14 October 2004

Source: Foster's Online

Author: John Quinn

URL: http://www4.fosters.com/October_2004/10.14.04/news/reg_ro1014a.asp

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