Virginia Hospital Settles Child’s Medical Malpractice Claim for $1.8 million

Virginia Hospital Settles Child’s Medical Malpractice Claim for $1.8 million

Carillon Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia settled a medical malpractice claim with parents of a young child who suffered a brain injury during surgery.  The child, Michelle Zhang, was hospitalized at Carillon Roanoke Memorial Hospital in September 2012 for pneumonia and other respiratory conditions.  Michelle was just 21 months old at the time.  A lawsuit filed on her behalf alleged that the anesthesiologist should have terminated the single lung ventilation procedure when the toddler’s oxygen levels began to rapidly drop.  This lead to a cardiac arrest that in turn caused brain injury.

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Medical Malpractice verdict: obstetrician’s negligence caused mother’s death

A jury awarded nearly $2 million to the surviving husband and children of a 26-year-old Chinese national who died in Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center in Orange County, California as a result of postpartum hemorrhaging following the delivery of a child.

Obstetrician Long-Dei Liu was the main defendant, as the hospital settled before trial for over $3 million.  Evidence at trial showed that Liu left the patient when she was not in a medically stable condition, a charge Liu denied.  He testified that he left the hospital without checking the patient’s vital signs.  He did not make a note in her chart that she was stable when he left.

One factor that may have weighed heavily on jurors’ minds was the fact that the deceased, Ling Nie, and her family had travelled to the United States at great expense seeking the best available conditions for the birth of their child, only to suffer a catastrophe.  If you or a loved one is a victim of medical negligence, contact Norfolk medical malpractice lawyer Ed Atkinson to pursue justice for your loss.

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