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1.2 million awarded over wrongful death suit

In 2000, a mentally retarded man who had a history of schizophrenia catatonia was taken to an emergency room after he stopped eating and drinking for several days. His doctor failed to monitor him closely and the many soon died from an electrolyte imbalance as a result of malnutrition and dehydration. The family sued for medical malpractice and they were awarded nearly $1.2 million over his wrongful death.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Daily Times

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About: 1.2 million awarded over wrongful death suit

Date: 9 December 2004

Source: The Daily Times

Author: Patti Mengers


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