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Jury awards family $2.5 mil in medical malpractice case

A Maryland jury has awarded a family $2.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against the deceased’s doctor. The family argues that the physician failed to notice and treat the 59 year-old man with internal bleeding after a fall. He died two days later of multiple organ failure due to the untreated internal bleeding.

His widow and lawyer claim that he displayed several symptoms of internal bleeding that the hospital and doctor failed to notice. The defense claimed he died after taking the medication kayexalate, but it was not found in his system. The man’s estate and his widow were awarded $1 million each and both of their children received $250,000.

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