An Orange County, New York jury awarded a Montague, New Jersey woman $24 million following an extreme incident of medical malpractice. Diane Manganiello was forty two years old when she was the victim of negligence which sent her into a coma for a period of time and now has left her with severe brain damage and very limited speech. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the damage award included $19.5 million for her future medical and rehabilitation needs and an additional $5 million for Andrew, her husband, for the relationship and enjoyment of life that he has now lost.
Mother of Five is the Victim of Medical Negligence
Manganiello went into Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY due to low sodium levels. Saline solution should have been infused into the woman slowly because this was a chronic condition. Sadly, this is not what happened. Medical malpractice attorneys say that saline solution was infused very rapidly, raising her sodium levels significantly in only fourteen hours. Following a trial that lasted nearly four weeks, the critical care physician, Dr. Moinuddin Ahmed was found to be sixty percent responsible, while Rose Aumick, the nurse, was found to be responsible for the remaining forty percent. Today, Manganiello lives in Milford, Pennsylvania at a supported living facility. Her family is only able to bring her home on weekends for visits but they hope in the future, thanks to the compensation from the verdict, that they will be able to bring her home permanently and she can receive a high level of care from home.
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