$3.5 million verdict for medical malpractice. This was a case on behalf of a nurse who was not advised by the hospital that employed her that she had been infected with the Hepatitis C virus while treating a patient, resulting in delayed treatment. The jury awarded this amount against the hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital. The verdict was later reduced by the trial judge, based on the judge’s finding that the jury award was so high that it shocked the judicial conscience.