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Man Awarded $18.4 Million After Doctors Fail to Test for HIV

The lawsuit states that a neurologist canceled the patient's test because he felt there was no risk of HIV



    Jury Awards Man $18.4 Million After Doctors Fail to Give Him HIV Test
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    A Boston jury has awarded a man $18.4 million in damages in his lawsuit against his former doctors for failing to test him for HIV, leaving the virus to progress to AIDS.

    The Boston Globe reports the jury ruled in favor of 48-year-old Sean Stentiford Monday in his lawsuit against internist Stephen Southard and neurologist Kinan Hreib.

    Stentiford said in his lawsuit that he consented to an HIV test in 2007 because he was experiencing facial paralysis. The lawsuit says Hreib canceled the test because he felt Stentiford had no risk of HIV.

    Stentiford's lawyer says the man should've been tested because he is gay and was exposed to bodily fluids while working as a paramedic.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Lawyers for the doctors have not responded to requests for comment.

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