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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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Mother of four dies after hospital misdiagnoses heart condition (access required)

A mother of four young children died of heart complications after being misdiagnosed during several visits to the same hospital, according to the attorneys who helped her husband win a six-figure verdict in McDowell County Superior Court. The defense is appealing the decision. William H. Elam (pictured) and his son William R. Elam of Elam & Rousseaux in Charlotte sued two doctors and a physician assistant at McDowell Hospital in Marion, alleging that they bungled the treatment of Aziza Katy and caused her tragic death. A jury awarded Katy’s estate $667,000 in September, and the defense filed an appeal Dec. 12.

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