Florida hospital faces retrial in drug lawsuit recalled by amputee

By Jonathan Capriel (January 21, 2022, 7:36 PM EST) – A Florida state appeals court on Friday overturned a hospital’s victory in a civil lawsuit accusing it of failing to properly recall tainted drugs which were allegedly administered to a patient who caused a coma, gangrene, and double amputation, concluding that there is conflicting evidence for a jury to sort through.

The Fifth District Court of Appeals three-judge panel overturned a verdict imposed on Holmes Regional Medical Center Inc. that ended the negligence lawsuit of former patient Robert Dumigan, who claims medical staff injected with contaminated heparin, a blood-thinning drug, right before undergoing heart bypass surgery to correct a…

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