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Fairfield Medical Practice To Pay $1 Million In Death Of Professor

A judge ordered a Fairfield-based medical practice to pay $1 million to the family of a former professor who died after he was prescribed the wrong medicine, according to the Connecticut Post.
A judge ordered a Fairfield-based medical practice to pay $1 million to the family of a former professor who died after he was prescribed the wrong medicine, according to the Connecticut Post. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield-based medical practice has been ordered to pay $1 million to the family of a retired Fairfield University professor who died after he was prescribed the wrong medicine, according to the Connecticut Post.

Richard Tyler of Fairfield, a retired management professor, had gone to Fairfield Medical Group in 2013 for an ulcer, according to the Connecticut Post. He was mistakenly prescribed a blood thinner to treat blood clots, and began to bleed internally, according to the Connecticut Post. He was taken to the hospital and given multiple blood transfusions before he died at the age of 86, the Connecticut Post reported.

Tyler's family sued the medical group and the doctor who prescribed him the medicine, and on Monday a Superior Court jury ruled in favor of the family, according to the Connecticut Post. As a result, the group was ordered to pay the $1 million to Tyler's family, the Connecticut Post reported.

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