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Appeals panel upholds $12 million malpractice verdict for family of man who died while waiting 6 hours for emergency blood treatment

Jonathan Bilyk Oct. 23, 2015, 12:02am

A state appeals panel has upheld a $12 million medical malpractice award to the family of a father of three children who died of a rare blood disease after a chain of misdiagnoses and other problems left him with failing organs, and a nurse who had been specially dispatched to provide a potentially lifesaving specialized emergency treatment took more than six hours to travel to the hospital where he died.