Danbury Superior Court jury awards $6.5 Million to family of man who died from too much Sodium
BRIDGEPORT, CT – $6.5 million have been awarded by a Danbury Superior Court jury to the family of a man who died in 2006 due to too much sodium at Danbury Hospital.
On 1st of March, Jeffrey Pattison was admitted to the hospital and he died on 16th of March 2006 because of his increased sodium level. He was admitted to Danbury hospital because he was hallucinating and incoherent.
Atty. Sean K. McElligott of Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder in Bridgeport, CT, who is one of the two Koskoff attorneys, said that “Danbury Hospital clearly did not properly monitor Mr. Pattison and continued to administer a sodium solution despite the obvious danger that was resulting”.
The other attorney, Atty. Joshua D. Koskoff said, “Mr. Pattison died as a result of carelessness and negligence. We all hope this case will cause Danbury Hospital to amend its procedures to guard against a preventable death from ever happening again”.
According to the Danbury Superior Court, it is the highest personal injury verdict. The jury deliberated 4 1/2 days before reaching its verdict on Friday, April 12, 2013.