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Surgery patient mistakenly given narcotic pain reliever – $1,528,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 24-year-old man who underwent successful hip surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Postoperatively, the plaintiff asked not to be given narcotic pain medications, but a nurse, carrying out physician’s orders, set up a patient-controlled analgesia device for the delivery of fentanyl. While clearing the line in the device, the nurse ...