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Ashmore v. Hartford Hospital

P’s husband was put on life support, and later died, due to negligence by the hospital staff following a routine heart surgery. Defendant argued that the loss of consortium award was excessive because it was $3 million more than the wrongful death award. Court held that a loss of consortium award should presumptively not be substantially greater than the wrongful death award and there was no evidence in the case justifying such a disparity in the present case.