Santa Fe Hospital To Appeal Jury Award In Death
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe hospital says it didn't do anything wrong and that it will appeal a jury's $2.25 million award in a medical negligence case stemming from the 2008 death of a 20-year-old woman.
The Associated Press reports that a jury on Friday made the award against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center to the family of Mercedes Christopherson.
She died from a blood infection after being treated for pancreatitis. The death occurred several weeks after she was initially treated and after several hospital discharges and admittances.
The family's lawsuit alleged negligence.