Large award in flesh-eating bacteria case

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A federal judge upheld the majority of an $8.5 million judgment award given to a woman who had sued an Air Force base doctor for misdiagnosing necrotizing fasciitis as a simple rash, according to the Associated Press.
Plaintiff Jean Phillips lost the use of one arm. Phillips had sued Dr. Dan McAlpine. McAlpine believed Frazier was an addict and simply looking for drugs, according to the article.
Phillips was the ex-wife of an Air Force captain.
Thomas Keefe was Phillips’ attorney.

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