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Redding Woman Wins $12 Million Malpractice Award Against Danbury Hospital

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DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury Hospital was ordered to pay $12 million to a Redding woman who nearly died after a botched hernia operation there, according to the NewsTimes.com .

A Superior Court jury made the award to Vivian Gagliano, 65, after about four hours of deliberations, the NewsTimes said.

According to the story, Gagliano's colon was perforated during a one-day laparoscopic surgery to repair a hernia. She ended up in a coma, needing life-saving surgery and spent 70 days in the hospital, the NewsTimes said.

Danbury Hospital said it was considering an appeal, the NewsTimes said.

Read the full story here at the NewsTimes.com.

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