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Last updated on Thursday, June 18, 2009
(INDIANAPOLIS) - A Marion County jury has awarded $5 million to a Mooresville woman who still experiences ill effects from a misdiagnosis nearly a decade ago at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
27-year-old Roxxanna Smith arrived at the emergency room in July 2000 with a ruptured diaphragm after playing softball.
But doctors instead diagnosed a urinary tract infection and muscle strain, and sent smith home.
The misdiagnosis eventually led to emergency surgery and the removal of a third of her stomach.
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