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Botched surgery will cost hospital

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WENATCHEE — A North Central Washington woman has been awarded a total of $30 million after laser surgery at Central Washington Hospital last year left her unable to speak.

Becky S. Anderson, 55, was in surgery and on a breathing tube in February 2012 when a fire occurred in her throat while she was having polyps removed from her vocal cords, according to the malpractice lawsuit filed in May 2012 in King County Superior Court.

Anderson was flown to Harborview…

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