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 (https://bit.ly/1WC6zoB) 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, https://www.thedailyrecord.com
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