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The family of a teenage girl were awarded $17.4 million plus $9 million in interest when she died after a twisted small intestine was improperly diagnosed. She was operated on too late resulting in the death of her small intestine. Allegedly the resulting complications eventually caused her death. The amount is expected to be reduced on appeal.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by JS Online
About: Record amount awarded for medical malpractice leading to death
Date: 23 October 2004
Source: JS Online
Author: Derrick Nunnally
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