$5 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case for Failure to Monitor Change in Condition

A west coast man has settled his medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital. The $5 million settlement will help to compensate him for a lifetime of 24 hour care that he now needs. When he entered the hospital with a fever and cough, doctors diagnosed him with acute renal failure. He was given increasing doses of sedatives and claims that he was not monitored by the hospital staff, leading him to suffer cardio-respiratory failure and be down for nine minutes. The man suffered an anoxic brain injury, meaning that his brain was deprived of oxygen, which causes severe brain damage.

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