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Punitive damages claim was issue for jury (access required)

Where plaintiff’s decedent died from an accidental overdose of prescription narcotic painkillers and alcohol, and defendant doctor did not examine her during the last 14 months of her life but kept prescribing the medications, the trial court erred by striking plaintiff’s claim for punitive damages. Background Plaintiff’s decedent treated with Dr. Highfill, the appellee in this appeal, ...