OTSU, Shiga Pref. (Kyodo) The Otsu District Court ordered the national government Monday to pay some 88 million yen in damages to the family of a man who died in 1991 after undergoing brain surgery at a public university hospital.

According to the malpractice suit filed by the family, the man, then 52, of Ritto, Shiga Prefecture, underwent medical procedures at Shiga University Hospital for treatment of a brain aneurysm.

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