Family of Connecticut Woman Gets $1M in Malpractice Case

August 17, 2009

  • August 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm
    Scott says:
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    Truly tragic. I wonder how long she would have lived if she had never sought medical attention? Maybe she would have been better off never having sought treatment at all? Or maybe she should have sought treatment from an unlicensed ‘healer’?

    It would be interesting to know how much of the settlement was for compensatory damages and how much was punitive.

  • August 17, 2009 at 1:00 am
    Jess says:
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    Maybe if the world of medicine was not dictated by the health insurance companies, she would have been able to stay in the Hospital for more than 24 hours, they would have caught the infection sooner and she probably would have lived. Perhaps the family should be suing the medical insurance provider as well.

  • August 17, 2009 at 1:53 am
    AL Agent says:
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    I think it’s a stretch to say the insurance company might be liable here, and a dangerous stretch at that. From the article, it sounds like the blame clearly lies with the doctor/surgeon.

    I can see where you’re trying to go with the ins company only allotting a certain amount of time in the facility based on how the procedure should have gone, but you start heading down a slippery slope when you find the insurance carrier liable for this kind of thing. Aren’t our health insurance premiums high enough as it is?

  • August 17, 2009 at 2:30 am
    wudchuck says:
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    first of all we don’t have enough information. it never said she died of complications from the surgery, just that her colon had been cut. it could have been repaired? we don’t know. something else could have made her die, again, we do not have a coroner’s report of anything. we know it’s a tragis thing that death creates, but without the facts in an article, we can only speculate a bunch of stuff. only good news is that it is paid and the lawyer made out like a bandit.

  • August 17, 2009 at 3:13 am
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  • August 18, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Nebraskan says:
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    Yes, this is tragic. But awarding $1Million is exactly why our current system is broke.



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