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Jury finds El Monte hospital negligent, family awarded $12 million
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - Brian Day

A jury Thursday awarded $12 million to a woman whose attorny claimed she waited hours at Greater El Monte Community Hospital before being sent to another hospital for surgery to remove an air-rifle pellet from her brain in 2007. The woman, Jessica Ramirez, is in a vegetative state, which her attorney said could have been avoided by prompt surgery.