Sharron Juno died because of a typo.
A lifelong diabetic, Juno had her insulin dosage dictated by her doctor in Alabama but transcribed by an outsourced sub-contractor in India, who wrote “80” instead of “8.”
Juno passed away after receiving a dose ten times what it should be.
The jury’s anger at the defendants – Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, Ala. and the outsourcing companies it contracted with – drove the $140 million verdict, said Skip Finkbohner, who represented the plaintiff’s family.
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