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St. Vincent’s hit hard by LV jury

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From AP and Staff Reports

A Las Vegas jury found that Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe failed to adequately treat a former Raton resident during his 2006 stay at the hospital, and awarded his estate more than $10.3 million in damages.

Alfred Gonzales had suffered bedsores after hip surgery because of improper treatment. He later died of unrelated causes at age 57.

The jury awarded $595,000 for compensatory damages and $9.75 million for punitive damages.


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