Brain-Damaged Woman Wins Suit Against City Hospitals

A Bronx jury awarded about $120 million on Friday to a woman who has been incapacitated since she was treated at three local hospitals in 2004.

The award, by a State Supreme Court jury, was made in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Jacqueline Martin, now 45, by her mother. Ms. Martin suffered brain damage after a series of hospital visits in February 2004, the family's lawyer, Tom Moore, said.

The award is among the largest ever issued for a medical malpractice verdict in the state.

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