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The New York Presbyterian Hospital has agreed to settle a $5.3 million lawsuit with a local family over the premature birth of a child with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The lawsuit claimed nurses and doctors did not take enough steps "to prevent premature birth" during the woman's several visits before the child was born. Reuters  04/13/2012
A Chicago couple will receive $8.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed against a local hospital over the death of their infant son. The infant, born extremely premature in September 2010, was accidentally given a fatal dose of sodium chloride in an IV.
A $4.2 million verdict has been awarded to a Pennsylvania couple in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a physician at the Moses Taylor Hospital. The jury ruled the physician was negligent in the treatment of Sandra J. Powell, who was admitted to the hospital in 2003 after suffering multiple strokes. The suit alleged the doctor should have known the woman was at risk of suffering another stroke and should have done more to prevent it before discharging her.  Steve McConnell, The Scranton Time-Tribune  03/30/2012
A Chicago couple will receive $8.25 million to settle a lawsuit filed against a local hospital over the death of their infant son. The infant, born extremely premature in September 2010, was accidentally given a fatal dose of sodium chloride in an IV.

A Brooklyn woman has been awarded $17.9 million in a lawsuit she filed against the city and the Brooklyn Hospital Center for a failed diagnosis that forced the amputation of both her feet and hands. In 2008, she was diagnosed with kidney stones after a short stint in the ER and sent home. The next day, the suit claims, she was hit with "agonizing pain and numbness," but fire department medics would not take her back to the hospital. By the time her fiancé rushed her to another emergency room, an infection had spread throughout her body, and her extremities had to be amputated.

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