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$2.58 million awarded in St. Louis malpractice suit

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 31, 2008
A jury awarded $2.58 million to an Arnold, MO, couple in a medical malpractice case where a retiree got a staph infection and lost his right leg, part of his left foot, a kidney, and some hearing. The jury found Michael Shapiro, MD, and Metro Heart Group of St. Louis to be 67% responsible and St. Anthony's Medical Center to be 33% responsible. Defense attorneys denied any liability by either the hospital or Shapiro, saying the patient could have gotten the infection anywhere.