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A Jefferson Parish jury has awarded a Webster Parish woman $24.2 million in damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Jurors sided with the woman in finding that her toddler was left with irreversible brain damage after an infusion pump malfunctioned during his surgery at Ochsner Clinic Foundation seven years ago.

Tyronglia Willis, of Springhill, sued Ochsner and the pump manufacturers in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna on behalf of her son, Ty'Kevion Kidd, who was 3 when he underwent surgery in March 2005 at the Jefferson Highway hospital to correct a congenital heart defect.

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