An East Chicago jury has awarded $4.5 million dollars in a medical malpractice lawsuit against St. Catherine Hospital. The man entered the hospital and was misdiagnosed as having a kidney stone. However, the hospital and doctors treating him should have performed a necessary procedure to rule out other conditions. Instead, the doctors and hospital failed to perform the test. The man died 12 hours after being discharged from an abdominal aortic aneurysm that could have been diagnosed earlier.
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