Dallas Doc Hit With $19.7M Verdict After Patient Death

Law360, Dallas (August 31, 2016, 7:07 PM EDT) -- A Dallas jury awarded $19.7 million on Wednesday to the family of a woman who died after sustaining brain damage while being treated at the same hospital where she worked as a surgical technician, finding her doctor had been negligent.

A unanimous jury found Dr. Jennifer M. Burris and her employer, Acute Surgical Care Specialists PLLC, liable to the late Katina Clark and Clark's family. Clark, a surgical technician, was being treated at Medical Center Arlington when a breathing tube inserted into her neck dislodged, cutting off her oxygen. Clark spent about a year and a half in a vegetative state...

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