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Jury Awards NYC Woman $120 Million Following Claim Of Hospital Negligence

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A jury has awarded $120 million to a New York City woman whose family claimed that hospital negligence left her with brain damage.

Jacqueline Martin was stricken in 2004 with a rare skin disorder, but doctors at three hospitals initially struggled to diagnose her illness.

The lawsuit claimed that doctors and staff  at the Kings County Hospital Center and the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center didn't medicate her properly or act quickly enough to treat her.

The verdict is among the largest medical malpractice awards ever made in the state, according to The New York Times.

The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said that it's planning an appeal.

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