After a month-long medical malpractice trial, a Brooklyn jury has awarded $5 million to the estate of a woman whose hospital and surgeon failed to diagnose an ongoing—and ultimately dangerous and damaging—urine leak that first developed during her 1999 kidney transplant operation.

According to one of the trial attorneys, the woman, Marietta Avetisian, died nearly a year and a half after the surgery, in 2000, due to a series of complications—including losing her new kidney and being forced back onto dialysis—that resulted from the urine leak going undiagnosed for weeks in 1999.

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