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Family receives $17.3 million in malpractice suit

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The family of a southern Wisconsin girl is getting a $17 million malpractice settlement, after a spleen-removal operation left their daughter disabled.

Shelbey Bomkamp, 8, of Highland suffered permanent brain injuries as the result of an operation at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison in June of 2007.

According to court records, Doctor Leonard Go used a blender-type device to help remove the girl's spleen. But it caused internal damage.

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