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Ala. Hospital, Doc Owe $30M After Gunshot Victim Waits, Dies

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 10:23 PM EDT) -- A jury awarded $30 million Thursday to the family of an Alabama man who died while waiting in a hospital’s emergency department for a surgeon to show up and treat his gunshot wound, according to his family's lawyers.

The Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court jury made the award to the family of Johnny Terrell Sledge, who waited at DCH Regional Medical Center for surgery on Dec. 27, 2013, until his life slipped away, according to the family’s lawyers at the Birmingham law firm Marsh Rickard & Bryan PC. A representative for the hospital was not immediately available for comment.

Sledge "was victimized...

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