UNMH to pay out millions in medical malpractice lawsuit

Posted at: 12/09/2012 4:37 PM
Updated at: 12/09/2012 5:52 PM
By: KOB.com Staff

UNM Hospital may have to pay more than a $100 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

The malpractice claims date back to the 1990's.

The hospital admitted it failed to give the newest drug therapies to children suffering from a type of leukemia.

The Albuquerque Journal reports a study has found UNM may have to pay $120 million to settle new malpractice claims.

The hospital has already paid out $45 million to more than a hundred families since 1998.