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Wife of Fargo surgeon sues for malpractice after his acquittal

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The wife of a Fargo surgeon filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against him two days after a jury in a criminal trial found him not guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting her, the Forum reports.

Alonna Norberg filed the malpractice suit against her husband, orthopedic surgeon Jon Norberg, who was acquitted on charges of gross sexual imposition and reckless endangerment. She seeks $50,000 in damages, including loss of income and employment, Forum reports.

In the new suit, Alonna Norberg makes similar allegations brought in the criminal trial – that he used the drug propofol without proper monitoring and dangerously mixed it with other medications, Forum reports.

Jon Norberg's legal team argued that his wife approved use of the drug and that the sex was consensual.

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