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February 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lawyers for an AIDS-afflicted doctor suing New York City for negligence asserted that they had proved a city hospital was careless in disposing of infectious wastes. Dr. Veronica Prego claims that she contracted the disease from a needle left carelessly at Kings County Hospital. A professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business testified that Prego could have made up to $30 million in her normal estimated working lifetime of 32.8 years had she not become infected.
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March 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A doctor who was suing the city, charging that she had contracted AIDS through the carelessness of another physician, accepted a settlement Thursday as attorneys were preparing to present their trial summations. The judge would say only that the amount was "between zero and $100 million." Dr. Veronica Prego said she was happy that the trial had ended. "It's been extremely difficult for me," she said, adding that the strain of the two-month trial had caused her condition to worsen.
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March 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
A doctor who was suing the city, charging that she had contracted AIDS through the carelessness of another physician, accepted a settlement Thursday as attorneys were preparing to present their trial summations. The judge would say only that the amount was "between zero and $100 million." Dr. Veronica Prego said she was happy that the trial had ended. "It's been extremely difficult for me," she said, adding that the strain of the two-month trial had caused her condition to worsen.
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January 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A defense lawyer harshly criticized a doctor who claimed she caught AIDS from a contaminated needle at a public hospital, saying she waited too long to file her $175-million lawsuit. The confrontation came on the fifth day of testimony by Dr. Veronica Prego in state Supreme Court in Brooklyn. Prego, 32, is suing New York City's Health and Hospital Corp., Kings County Hospital and two doctors for negligence and breach of confidentiality.
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January 9, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL and MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At a trial being closely watched by the nation's medical community and gay activists, the attorney for a doctor suffering from AIDS claimed in opening arguments Monday that the "young and brilliant physician" is suffering a "slow and tortuous death" because of the negligence of hospital officials and supervisors. Diane Wilner, an attorney representing Dr.
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January 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The head of the Guardian Angels and a fashion model whose face was slashed by thugs appeared in court today to protest what they view as hostile questioning of a doctor who contends she caught AIDS from a hypodermic needle at a city hospital. Model Marla Hansen, 28, whose widely publicized case provoked a national outpouring of sympathy, said defense questioning of Dr.
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March 8, 1990 | From Reuters
An out-of-court settlement was reached today in the case of a 32-year-old Argentine-born doctor with less than a year to live after she claimed she was accidentally pricked with an AIDS-infected needle. In a possibly precedent-setting case involving medical workers who contract AIDS, Dr. Veronica Prego had sought $175 million in a negligence suit against a city hospital. But an economist testified during the trial that her lifetime earnings would have been about $20 million to $30 million.
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January 9, 1990 | DAVID TREADWELL and MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At a trial being closely watched by the nation's medical community and gay activists, the attorney for a doctor suffering from AIDS claimed in opening arguments Monday that the "young and brilliant physician" is suffering a "slow and tortuous death" because of the negligence of hospital officials and supervisors. Diane Wilner, an attorney representing Dr.
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