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Woman Dies of Gangrene, Husband Sues Hospital

A hospital was ordered to pay $8 million in a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by a patient’s widow. The widow claims that his wife visited the hospital three times. On the first occasion, the hospital found that she had minor intestinal blockage. She ended up passing away. Her widow contacted a medical malpractice attorney who took his case. The attorney found that the widow had died of gangrene caused by a perforation in the bowel. The doctor who examined the widow was not found liable by the jury but was found negligent with the medical review board. The board found the doctor “failed to comply with the appropriate standard of care.”

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