Would-Be Suicide Wins $130K Against Life-Saving Hospital
'I can't even cuddle my wife with my right hand,' he complains
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Mar 6, 2009 5:39 AM CST
Would-be suicide argued hospital used overdose of IV neutralizing drugs that reduced his arm function.   (©Unhindered by Talent)
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(Newser) – A would-be suicide has won a $130,000 settlement against the British hospital that saved his life, reports the Telegraph. The father of two complained that an extra heavy dose of IV drugs used to neutralize the 100 pills he swallowed reduced his arm function by 75%. "I know they saved my life" but "I can't even cuddle my wife with my right hand now," said the patient, who tried again to take his own life three years after the first attempt.