Failure to timely diagnose results in $5M verdict

December 2009
Healthcare Risk Management;Dec2009, Vol. 31 Issue 12, Special Section p3
The article focuses on a 79-year old woman who was awarded 5 million dollars in damages after lawsuit was filed by her against hospital and anesthesiologist for negligence in inserting the tube during hysterectomy and untimely diagnosis of injuries.


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