NYC Jury Hands Woman Malpractice MegaMillions
The verdict is out and it could make one woman wealthy beyond belief
A New York City jury is forcing three separate hospitals - Jacobi Medical Center (Bronx), Kings County Medical Center (Brooklyn) and the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (Jersey) - to pay a grand total of $120 million to a 45-year-old woman named Jacqueline Martin. According to the New York Times, the verdict’s payment is one of the largest malpractice amounts ever sued for and issued in the state’s history.
So what happened?
In 2004, Martin suffered a seizure and was taken to the three separate sites for diagnosis and treatment. After management mess-ups and faulty medications, the New York City woman developed a rare skin disorder called Steven-Johnsons Syndrome and began to experience brain damage due to it. Soon after, Martin’s mother was forced to file a lawsuit against the three establishments, which eventually found itself in the state Supreme Court.