Ms. Bauman: A thirty-six-year-old 1 legal secretary and high school graduate. A diabetic, she suffered gangrene when her physician failed to monitor properly the progress of her hand after it had been injured by shards of glass. Prior physicians had warned her to be careful about infection should she be injured. She requested high dosages of antibiotic, but her request was ignored. She sought emergency treatment from another physician when her hand began to swell and throb. Her case was settled out of court for $32,000. 2
Ms. Grassi: A twenty-nine-year-old Ph.D. student. She was sexually assaulted by one of the residents during her stay in a hospital to have a benign tumor removed from her thigh. She settled out of court for less than $32,000.
Ms. Hall: A waitress in her thirties. She suffered violent reactions to a drug that left her with high allergic sensitivity. Her physician failed to administer this drug adequately and did not follow up properly. She sued and settled out of court for more than $32,000.
Ms. Hart: A twenty-eight-year-old journalist and college graduate. Her third pregnancy resulted in a stillbirth as a result of the improper iden-