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Family Awarded $1M for Child’s Brain Injury

Tyler Kirchoff7 years ago

The family of a Pennsylvania child who suffered brain injuries after a surgery to treat sleep apnea was recently awarded $1.1 million by a Dauphin County jury. According to court records, the doctor’s failure to properly treat the child after surgery resulted in a brain injury.

Details of the Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Case

  • An 11-month-old child was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital in 2007 for surgery to treat sleep apnea.
  • In addition to sleep apnea, the child also had a documented history of respiratory issues and low blood oxygen. Both these conditions can lead to surgical complications.
  • According to the lawsuit, the surgeon failed to perform a “sufficient” physical exam after the surgery, placed the child in a standard recovery room rather than in intensive care, and neglected to have staff monitor the child’s blood oxygen levels. As a result, the child suffered brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.
  • The family filed a lawsuit claiming that the surgeon’s actions contributed to the brain injury.
  • A jury found in favor of the plaintiffs and awarded the child’s family $1.1 million.

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