Misdiagnosis Leads to Sepsis, Amputations, and $16.5 Million Verdict

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News: In Wisconsin in mid-2011, a woman suffered gangrene, resulting in the amputation of her four extremities. The cause of the gangrene was a septic infection resulting from an untreated infection that was not disclosed to the patient, or treated. At trial, the jury awarded the patient $15 million, and her husband $1.5 million for loss of consortium.

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