A doctor in Indiana that said she was wrongly accused of substance abuse has won $5.8 million in a defamation and fraud lawsuit against her former employer.

Rebecca Denman, an obstetrician-gynaecologist, was awarded the damages by a jury in Indiana after suing St. Vincent Carmel Hospital and St. Vincent Medical Group, after a 4-year legal battle.

Denman's lawsuit stemmed from an incident in December 2017, where she said she was wrongly accused of smelling like alcohol during a shift at the hospital.