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Record amount awarded for medical malpractice leading to death

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

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About: Record amount awarded for medical malpractice leading to death

Date: 23 October 2004

Source: JS Online

Author: Derrick Nunnally


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