Los Angeles jury returned a $7.3 million damages verdict to the parents of a baby misdiagnosed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
California medical malpractice lawyers recover $7.3 million jury verdict against Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for irreversible brain damage baby injury suit.
Los Angeles, CA–The parents of a baby, who misdiagnosed by health care professionals at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, recovered a $7.3 million medical malpractice jury verdict on Friday, August 28, 2009. The unanimous Los Angeles Superior Court jury verdict was recovered by California medical malpractice lawyers representing the baby, Paris Campen, now 5, and her parents, as reported by the Mercury News. Meningitis is known to be fatal to infants. Rapid diagnosis with immediate administration of the appropriate antibiotics is imperative for the maintenance of brain function and life.
Campen was suffering from meningitis and hospital workers failed to diagnose the baby in time to effectively treat the dangerous infection. Meningitis causes swelling in the meninges of the brain. The young girl suffered irreversible brain damage from the delay in care by doctors and nurses at the Los Angeles area hospital according to the lawsuit. California medical malpractice attorneys representing the family also alleged doctor’s in Cedars-Sinai neonatal intensive care unit were negligent. The monetary damages recovered by plaintiff’s attorneys will be placed in a trust for past and future medical care for Campen.
California medical malpractice lawyer news by legal news reporter Heather L. Ryan.
Heather L. Ryan, R.N., C.L.N.C- Heather Ryan is a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with 15 years of experience in the health care industry. Her expertise in reviewing medical records and assisting lawyers with the determination as to whether legal action should be taken provides an invaluable asset to the newsroom. Medical-malpractice, products liability, personal injury and workers’ compensation are some of the recent areas of litigation Ms. Ryan has focused her efforts on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Heather maintains a long list of certifications and credentials to support her areas of expertise and stays up-to-date with her clinical knowledge working as an emergency room/trauma nurse, at a Level 1, Adult/Pediatric trauma and teaching institution in South Florida.