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Jury Awards $4.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement to Family

The family of a 35-year-old who died after getting a heart pacemaker was awarded a $4.6 million medical malpractice verdict against the three doctors who performed the surgery at the hospital. The jury found that the victim developed lung problems that should have delayed the surgery. Instead, the procedure was done as scheduled and he died 17 days later of respiratory failure. The medical malpractice award will go the man’s wife and 12-year-old daughter. The medical malpractice verdict was against the two anesthesiologists and the cardiologist. The cardiologist had already settled with the family earlier for an undisclosed amount. To read the full story, click here.