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Parents of stillborn settle med-mal suit for $400K (access required)

The parents of a stillborn baby have settled a wrongful death lawsuit against a North Carolina medical practice for $400,000. They accused an obstetrician of waiting too long to perform an ultrasound on the mother and alleged that a triage nurse failed to tell the mother to have an immediate evaluation after she reported that her baby wasn’t kicking as much as it had been.

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Fatal overdose of insulin results in $4M jury award (access required)

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The family of a Bertie County man who suffered a fatal diabetic coma will receive a $4 million medical malpractice verdict, a Hertford County jury decided. Lawyers for John Henry Perry say that he was twice given a dangerously large dose of insulin and that a traveling nurse failed to inform either the doctor or Perry’s family when he began showing symptoms of a diabetic coma.

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Jilted spouse awarded $500K for criminal conversation claim (access required)

Tammy Bryan caught her husband and his lover red-handed in a lie about their secret love affair. Luckily for her, they had told their lies in court on the witness stand. The two had to quickly backpedal their testimony, and the revelation helped Bryan win a $500,000 verdict against the woman she accused of seducing away her husband.

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