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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A Spartanburg County woman's family has been awarded $2 million in damages for her death five years ago.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported (http://bit.ly/1rlUbNT) that a jury this week found in favor of the family of Janice G. Easler.

The family sued after Easler died at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in 2009 where she had been admitted for nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

The jury's finding involved Dr. Raja Paladugu, the only one of four co-defendants not to reach a settlement before a trial.

The hospital, Upstate Carolina Radiology and Dr. Joseph Kurkjian settled with Easley's estate for $325,000 earlier this year.

The lawsuit contended the defendants failed to meet the proper standards of care.

Paladugu's attorney said he could not talk about the verdict because of a possible appeal.

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