Lawyer says SC woman's family gets $3 million from doctors

ROCK HILL, S.C. — An attorney for a Chester woman who died from a twisted intestine after three trips to the emergency room says her family has agreed to settle a lawsuit with six doctors for $3 million.

Lawyer Chad McGowan told The Herald of Rock Hill that the settlement still must be approved by a judge. The money will go to Heather Sloan's three children.

The lawsuit says Sloan went to the Chester Regional Medical Center emergency room in March 2005 complaining of abdominal pain, but the person reading a CT scan didn't see a problem and she was sent home.

The suit says Sloan returned to the emergency room two more times before doctors operated and found the twisted intestine. She died later that night.

McGowan says the family settled with the hospital for $250,000 last year.

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