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Husband of coma victim wins justice award, July 2012

November 12, 2013 

NORWALK — A Norwalk native whose wife spent more than a decade in a coma due to a botched medical procedure was recognized recently by the Center for Justice and Democracy at the New York Law School for his work advocating for patients rights.

Herman Cole, whose wife, Sadie, spent 13 years in a coma before passing away last August, said his wife would have been proud to learn that his work had earned him the Medal of Justice Award from the Center for Justice and Democracy, a consumer rights organization.

“She’s probably up there in heaven saying, ‘I’m glad he’s standing up for me. He stood up for my rights ’til death do us part,'” Cole said.

Sadie Cole suffered a catastrophic brain injury following a routine procedure at Norwalk