Woman's Family Gets $1 Million In Malpractice Case

Fri, 08/14/2009 - 12:03pm

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The family of a Norwich woman who died five days after ovarian surgery has received $1 million from the insurance company of two doctors sued for medical malpractice.

The lawyer for Barbara Beaudoin's estate says her family was paid last week.

The money is from a settlement of her relatives' lawsuit against doctors Margarita Olivares and Harold Bodin, both affiliated with the Norwich OB-GYN Group.

Beaudoin died in July 2006 at the William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. She was 60. Court documents say Olivares tore Beaudoin's colon during the surgery.

Bodin and his lawyer, who also represents Olivares, did not immediately return phone messages Friday. Olivares, who now practices in New York City, was not at her office Friday and her home number could not be found.

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