A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) -- The family of a 59-year-old diabetic woman who was mistakenly given a lethal dose of insulin at an Alabama hospital has been awarded a $140 million judgment.
AL.com (http://bit.ly/Y3h1tT) reports that a Baldwin County Circuit Court judge ordered Thomas Hospital and three other firms to pay the family of Sharron Juno, of Daphne, who died in 2008.
The website reports when Juno was discharged from Thomas, her doctor dictated prescription information by phone that was then computerized and relayed to India. The orders were incorrectly copied and the woman died after being given 10 times the amount of insulin she needed at another hospital.
A Thomas Hospital administrator expressed condolences toward the family, but says the verdict was excessive and the hospital plans to file an appeal.
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