A woman was awarded $400,000 for allegedly poor care she received after surgery in a hospital. After surgery, the woman’s bowel perforated. According to her attorney, nurses failed to follow hospital procedures. The woman alleges that due to the delay in medical care, she went into a coma for about a month. According to the article, in 2000, medical error was the eighth leading cause of deaths. Medical error leads to many medical malpractice suits.
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