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Woman and Her Parents Awarded $40 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A 19-year-old woman and her parents have been awarded $40 million by a Coles County jury in a medical malpractice suit over injuries the woman suffered during her birth at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. 

The award is the highest Illinois malpractice verdict reported outside Cook County, according to the Jury Verdict Reporter. It is the highest verdict ever in Coles County.

The Mattoon-based health system has responded that the “verdict does not reflect the facts of this case” and that “awards of this massive size are devastating to this region.”

Read the source article at pantagraph.com

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