Skip to comments.Fatal outsourcing? Thomas Hospital hit with $140 million verdict in death of Daphne woman
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:18:04 PM PST by Born Conservative
BAY MINETTE, Alabama The family of a Daphne woman who received a lethal dose of medicine due to an error made by workers in India hired to save money on the preparation of medical records has won a $140 million judgment.
The verdict, handed down this week in Baldwin County Circuit Court, holds Thomas Hospital and three other firms responsible for the 2008 death of Sharron Juno. It may be the richest civil verdict in the history of Baldwin County, renowned for its conservative juries.
George Skip Finkbohner, an attorney who represented Junos son, attributed the large jury award to the facts of the case.
Theyre just really egregious, he said.
In a statement, Thomas Hospital Administrator Bill McLaughlin said the verdict was excessive and that the hospital would appeal.
Thomas Hospital expresses our condolences for the family involved in this matter," he said in the statement. "Furthermore, we are disappointed with the jurys decision and do not believe the verdict reflects the care and compassion provided to the patients of Thomas Hospital by its providers and staff. Thomas Hospital has served the people of Baldwin County for more than 50 years and is recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals by Thomson Reuters.
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I wonder who had the brain fart to outsource. Maybe they’ll have to return their bonus.
So how's that "saving" thingy working???
If we were serious about getting people back to work, we would reward companies who hired Americans to do these service type of jobs and get the help lines back in the US as well as transcription type jobs.
My Brother lived in Bay Minette until he died of a heart attack.
That really is a conservative area.
Why not round up to a zillion dollars
Good win for those harmed
Why anyone would outsource medical services to a Third World Craphole like India has to be sick.
Free Trader Globalists cheer-lead about India...but the fact is that India is still quite Third World....it is still in the bottom third of the Human Development Index...according to one of the Free Trader Globalists favorite organizations...the UN
It’s also common for diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT, x-rays) to be outsourced to other continents for interpretation.