A woman who became brain damaged and is now required to live in a long-term care facility after a stay at a New Jersey hospital was awarded more than $8 million in damages by a Cumberland County, N.J., jury for negligence on behalf of the attending physician and treating nurse.

In Terris v. Cohen, Sandra Terris was given a higher-than-normal dose of the narcotic Dilaudid to control pain and “out-of-control diabetes” after a car accident, according to court documents.

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