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$5 M awarded in NH medical misdiagnosis case

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EXETER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire jury has awarded $5 million to an Epping woman in a medical misdiagnosis case.

The Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/T8aivQ ) says a Rockingham County jury issued a verdict Thursday in favor of Noel and Adam Jodoin in a medical negligence case against Dr. Ellen Johnson.

A former radiologist from Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in Exeter, Johnson was ruled at fault for the misdiagnosis in a case involving Noel Jodoin in August 2007. The verdict came after a two-week trial and three hours of jury deliberation.

The suit said that after Jodoin had a CT scan following a long and severe headache, Johnson failed to find abnormalities of clinical significance.

Jodoin was flown to a Boston hospital, where intracranial hemorrhages were detected, requiring brain surgery.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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