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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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Family settles suit over deadly colostomy operation (access required)

The family of a 33-year-old man who died from a botched colostomy operation and substandard post-op care has settled a lawsuit against a trio of doctors and their medical practice. An attorney for the plaintiffs, Robert E. Zaytoun of Raleigh, said this was the first case in his nearly 28 years of specializing in medical negligence that the defendants filed a pretrial public admission of liability with the court.

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Homebuilder dodges $3M defective construction claim (access required)

A defective construction claim against a homebuilder failed after a federal judge found that the plaintiffs failed to state in their contract that the builder was responsible for soil tests. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Reidinger last month entered summary judgment in favor of defendant Robbinsville Custom Molding, a general contractor facing claims of breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices and fraud. The defendant’s attorney, Ervin L. Ball, said the plaintiffs sought an award of about $3 million.

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