Published on:

Family Awarded $2.9 Million Settlement After Son Killed by Oxygen Tank

The family of a 6-year-old boy who wrongfully died after he was struck in the head by an oxygen tank reached a $2.9 million settlement with the hospital. The boy was lying in an MRI chamber when the machine’s magnets pulled in a metal tank that a staff member had brought into the MRI’s magnetic field. The victim’s family then filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. This death is one of the 98,000 deaths that occur due to medical error. To learn more about the medical error, please click the link.