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Fla. Jury Hits Doc With $20M Verdict Over Dilaudid Death

A recent and large Palm Beach County med mal verdict brings to mind the case of Bethany Morris in our office – a little girl scheduled for office surgery to remove a port wine stain from her face. A “dental block” was applied as an anesthetic but the surgeon had no oxygen to help deal with the subsequent complications. She died as a result. The trial lawyer in Palm Beach summed it up well.

“This is a scenario where a physician did not appropriately screen or monitor a patient while simultaneously prescribing massive amounts of narcotics …”

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