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Jury awards $500,000 in medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital

After a full day of deliberations after 6 days of testimony, a jury found a hospital liable for the wrongful death of a 79 year-old patient. The jury agreed that the untimely treatment of a bowel obstruction by the hospital brought on a condition known as sepsis, which was the proximate cause of the 79 year-old woman’s death. The $500,000 award in the wrongful death lawsuit was entirely for the family’s loss of compansionship and consortium.

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