New York system hit with $120M malpractice verdict 

Valhalla, N.Y.-based Westchester Medical Center must pay $120 million for a medical malpractice suit that claimed it failed to timely diagnose and treat a patient.

William Lee, 41, suffered from a stroke that caused extensive brain damage and led him to be confined to a residential brain injury center, according to a Dec. 4 news release from the law firm that represented him. A jury in Westchester County, N.Y., returned the verdict in the case.

According to the release, "inexperienced doctors who were on call were responsible for a 3-hour delay in removing" a blood clot from Mr. Lee's artery. The hospital, meanwhile, argued the brain damage had occurred before he was admitted to the hospital. 

Becker's has reached out to Westchester Medical for comment regarding the verdict and will update this story if more information becomes available.

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