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UPMC ordered to pay $5 million in lawsuit

UPMC McKeesport Responsible for Medication Error On February 5, 2009 an Allegheny County, Pennsylvania jury awarded $5 Million dollars in a medical malpractice case against UPMC McKeesport. A 59 year old woman suffered permanent brain damage from negligent care and a medication error.

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Doctors assigned blame in jury award This April 2008 article discusses the chain of medical mistakes that lead to the death of a man from a pulmonary embolism and the $1.4 million jury award that Veronica Richards won for his family.

Standing up for patients This letter from Veronica Richards to the editor of a Pittsburgh newspaper makes the point that trial attorneys can help protect the integrity of the health care system.

Damages Caps Not Answer to Crisis This letter from Veronica Richards appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times and shows that no amount of damages could fully compensate the victims of medical negligence.

Full Circle Veronica Richards wrote this article on the public policy dimensions of medical malpractice litigation while serving as president of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.