Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Family of Man Who Died in Hospital of Sodium

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    A jury awarded millions of dollars to the family of a man who died at a Connecticut hospital from too much sodium.

    A Danbury Superior Court jury has awarded $6.5 million to the family of a man who died at Danbury Hospital because of excessive sodium, according to attorneys for the family, who believed this is the highest personal injury verdict from the Danbury Superior Court.

    Jeffrey Pattison, formerly of Newtown, was admitted to Danbury Hospital on March 1, 2006 and died on March 16, 2006 when his sodium level rose rapidly, according to attorneys from Michael J. London.

    Pattison was in the moving business.  His son is a high school teacher in Newtown.