Published: January 21, 2013
Tags: diabetes, insulin, medical malpractice, medical transcription, Medusind, Precyse Solutions, punitive damages, Thomas Hospital, Top Ten Jury Verdicts, Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2012
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.”
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics agreed to a $1.5 million settlement to end a lawsuit that claimed surgeons made a key mistake while giving a diabetic woman a kidney transplant, leaving her unable to work and dependent on insulin for life, according to records obtained by The Associated Press.
A jury ordered New York City to pay $17.5 million to a diabetic man who suffered a seizure after police refused to give him his insulin while he was in a Brooklyn jail, the man’s lawyer said.