UPDATED: Jury's Note to Judge Dooms Malpractice Defense Verdict

Defense won malpractice case, but appeals court says trial judge mishandled jurors' claims they were deadlocked

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The Georgia Court of Appeals has reversed a jury verdict that absolved a Henry County hospital and doctor of medical malpractice, finding that the trial judge shouldn't have responded to a note from a stymied jury without alerting the litigants or their lawyers.

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