Fed. Gov’t Hit With $3.8M Verdict In Brain Damage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (June 14, 2017, 10:28 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge put the U.S. government on the hook for $3.8 million after ruling that medical staff at a federally funded health clinic provided negligent emergency room treatment to an Alaska Native woman who went into cardiac arrest and suffered permanent brain damage.

Following a seven-day bench trial held in May, U.S. District Judge John W. Sedwick ruled Monday that Dr. Mary Gwayi-Chore and two nurses employed by Manilaq Medical Center in Kotzebue breached the applicable standard of care by failing to place patient Cynthia...
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Case Title

Tate et al v. United States of America et al

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Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Med. Malpractice


John W. Sedwick

Date Filed

December 8, 2014

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