FL hospital ordered to pay former child patient $15M
More than 14 years after Aaron Edwards was born with cerebral palsy, Florida senators Wednesday passed a bill that would require Lee Memorial Health System to pay $15 million to compensate him for its employees' negligence. The Lee County hospital system lobbied against the claims bill (HB 965), arguing it would take away money that could go toward caring for other children. But the Senate rejected an attempt Tuesday by Southwest Florida lawmakers to lower the payment to $7.25 million.
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