After several days of deliberation, a jury was unable to reach a verdict in the medical malpractice suit alleging that nurses and doctors breached the ordinary standard of care. The family of the deceased sought $3 million because when the deceased arrived in the emergency room, nurses only spent fourteen minutes with him before leaving for a lunch break. Had the nurses performed an adequate physical examination, the plaintiff argued, the nurses would have been able to discover and treat the fatal condition.
The defendants argued that the deceased suffered from overwhelming infection and should have gone to the hospital the day before.
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