A jury ordered a heart surgeon to pay nearly three times the state’s average for medical malpractice lawsuit damages to the husband of a woman who died from surgical errors during a routine operation.
The 79 year-old woman died of complications after a catheter perforated a vein. The jury, after two weeks of testimony, found the heart surgeon 100% at fault. The surgeon was found to have continued with the surgery after the medical malpractice surgical error rather than fixing the problem until it was too late to save the patient
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