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County supervisors pay $3.3 million to settle medical malpractice lawsuits

County supervisors voted to pay $3.3 million to settle medical malpractice lawsuits filed by a woman who went blind and a man who had a stroke after medical malpractice mistakes were made during their care at area hospitals. The 19 year-old female victim was awarded $1.8 million for the blindness she suffered by an overlooked brain tumor. The 46 year-old man was awarded $1.5 million for the serious neurological damage sustained after a negligent delay in performing an angiogram.

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