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Conn. jury awards $6.5M in hospital death

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) Attorneys say a Connecticut jury has awarded $6.5 million to the family of a man whose death at Danbury Hospital was blamed on excessive sodium.

The Danbury Superior Court jury deliberated more than four days before reaching the verdict Thursday. A court clerk confirmed the verdict amount.

Attorneys for the family of 44-year-old Jeffrey Pattison say he was admitted to Danbury Hospital March 1, 2006 due to low sodium, and died March 16, 2006 when his sodium level rose rapidly.

Attorneys Sean McElligott and Joshua Koskoff, who represented Pattison's estate, say Danbury Hospital did not properly monitor Pattison and continued to administer a sodium solution despite the obvious danger that was resulting.

Hospital officials say they disagree with the judgment.