Jane Doe, a 53-year old insulin dependent diabetic, suffered a heart attack and was rushed to Jacksonville’s Baptist Medical Center, where she underwent quadruple bypass surgery.
Recovering in the post-operative ICU on the fourth post-operative day, her doctor ordered a change in her insulin medication. The nurses violated hospital policy and also failed to follow the doctor’s orders.
Despite serving Jane her dinner, the intensive care nurses failed to administer any insulin to Jane for five and a half hours and also failed to perform any blood testing. As a result, Jane's metabolism and electrolytes became out of control.
She suffered a cardiac arrest requiring forty-five minutes of resuscitation with resulted in a profound, traumatic brain injury.
After a two-week trial, the jury returned a verdict in Jane's favor in the amount of $8.8 million.
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