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Jury Ties Doctor’s Errors to Boy’s Death

A jury found that two doctors at a hospital had caused the death of a 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy and voted to award his parents $15 million in medical malpractice damages. The actual damage award will be less because of an agreement reached by the parties before the verdict. He was born in July 2001 with a complex but usually treatable birth defect that affects the flow of blood through the heart. The defect was particularly serious and prevented his blood from carrying enough oxygen to his organs and limbs. The boy died in December 2004, a year and a half after undergoing a procedure at the hospital for a birth defect. The victims stated that he believed that the doctors lied about their actions when treating the victim. The boy went into the hospital “a playful and active little boy” and left by ambulance to a neurological rehabilitation facility. To read more about the wrongful death lawsuit, please click the link.