Hospital Negligence In Icu Leads To $20 Million Settlement

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On behalf of Hastings Law Firm posted in Lawyers in Houston for Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

New mothers in Texas may refrain from asking questions in the hospital’s newborn unit, assuming that the medical staff has been properly trained to take care of the precious little babies. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as is evident in a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging hospital negligence that recently concluded in a monetary award to the plaintiff. A mother was awarded a settlement of $20 million to care for her child for the remainder of her life.

The case involved a baby who was born more than a month before her due date in Jan. 2013, and although she was premature, doctors declared her healthy. Court documents showed that, on the fourth day after the birth, the mother went to feed the baby who was in the neonatal ICU, hooked up to a feeding tube. She found the little girl unresponsive and sopping wet, and also some liquid fluid on the floor.

It was then discovered that the machine that was supposed to control the amount of food going into the child was not set up correctly. This caused the overfeeding of the child, and an overload of glucose disturbed the electrolyte balance, starving the brain of oxygen. The child ended up with cerebral palsy, leaving her struggling to walk and talk. She will require 24-hour care for as long as she lives.

Although no amount of money can make up for the sad consequences of the hospital negligence in this case, it may ease the financial burden and concern for the child’s care in the years to come. This mother had to leave her job to take care of her little girl, and she is hoping to complete a nursing course to help with that. The outcome of this lawsuit may have been less successful without the support of an experienced medical malpractice attorney. The Houston based medical malpractice attorneys at Hastings Law Firm have over a decade of experience handling personal injury cases within the medical industry and across the state of Texas.

Source: 10news.com, “Family awarded $20 million for hospital’s error”, Michael Chen, April 13, 2016

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