$3 million for failure to spot a twisted intestine

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A West Virginia woman’s family has settled a lawsuit with six doctors for $3 million, according to the Charleston Post and Courier. The family also settled with a defendant hospital for $250,000.
Heather Sloan allegedly went to the Chester Regional Medical Center emergency room three times complaining of stomach pain, according to the article. Sloan was sent home, however, as the person reading her CT scan did not identify a twisted intestine.
Sloan returned twice more to the hospital before she was operated on, but she died shortly afterward.
Her attorney was Chad McGowan.

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