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Jury: HMO liable for $24M in Vegas hep C outbreak

April 5, 2013 • Business


Plaintiff Bonnie Brunson, middle, hugs friend Robyn Sedillos as her husband Carl Brunson, right, and fellow plaintiff Helen Meyer, left, look on after receiving a favorable verdict at the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on April 4, 2013. A Nevada jury says the state’s largest health management organization is liable for $24 million in compensatory damages to three plaintiffs in a negligence lawsuit stemming from a hepatitis C outbreak that became public in 2008. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada state court jury found the state’s largest health management organization liable Thursday for $24 million in compensatory damages to three plaintiffs in a negligence lawsuit stemming from a Las Vegas hepatitis C outbreak that lawyers called the largest in U.S. history.

Plaintiffs Bonnie Brunson, 70, and her husband, Carl, who is 72, clasped hands tightly and she sobbed quietly as the verdict was read, ending the liability phase Login to read more

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