By Associated Press - Friday, January 22, 2016

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - A Carroll County Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $570,000 in damages to the family of a woman who died after doctors allegedly failed to diagnose a hematoma that caused her to go into hemorrhagic shock.

Emily Malarkey, an attorney for the plaintiffs, tells the Daily Record of Baltimore ( that despite Jane Burkhart’s repeated complaints of near-unbearable pain in June 2012, her doctors failed to order diagnostic tests that would have revealed the internal bleeding and allowed for treatment.

The verdict included more than $38,000 in medical expenses, $8,900 for the funeral bill and $125,000 in pain and suffering damages, among other expenses.

Benjamin S. Vaughan, an attorney for the defense, did not respond to a request for comment on the possibility of an appeal.


Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore,

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