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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.

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