Rhode Island Hospital must pay $25M for negligence

A jury has ruled Rhode Island Hospital in Providence must pay $25.6 million in a negligence suit, the largest such verdict in the history of the state, according to the Associated Press. The hospital admitted that, during Carl Beauchamp's stay, hospital staff misdiagnosed him, failed to complete required exams and checks, did not communicate his condition to other staff members and overlooked signs his brain swelling was worsening. Beauchamp was left with permanent brain damage. The jury awarded Beauchamp $15 million for pain and suffering and $5.6 million for medical expenses, as well as $5 million to his wife, Elizabeth. Lifespan, the hospital's parent company, will not appeal the judgment. Article

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