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LA County Pays $7.5 Million to Settle Malpractice Lawsuit

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

A woman living in a homeless shelter in downtown Los Angeles has been awarded $7.5 million after her son suffered serious brain damage during child birth.

Woman Alleges Poor Medical Care Caused Child’s Injuries

  • According to the L.A. Times, Dyrene Loftis, 25, alleges that poor medical care caused her to suffer a ruptured uterus leading to a lack of oxygen for her child during delivery.
  • Loftis was 39 weeks pregnant when she was rushed to the hospital via ambulance after experiencing severe abdominal pains.
  • After spending 14 hours in the labor and delivery unit, Loftis was discharged from the hospitial without being seen by an obstetrician.
  • Less than 12 hours after being discharged, Loftis returned to the hospital with a ruptured uterus where physicians performed an emergency caesarean section.
  • Her son Micah suffered severe brain damage and requires assistance to breathe and eat.

Las Angeles Settles Suit for $7.5 Million

  • Loftis filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Los Angeles County alleging citing the neglegince of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center staff led to her son’s brain injuries.
  • A county board voted unanimously to finalize the settlement by awarding Loftis $7.5 million.
  • According to a county spokesperson, this is the largest medical malpractice settlement the county has approved since 2003.
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