Jury awards couple $1.5 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

A jury found that the negligence of a pediatrician and two physician assistants resulted in the death of a one year old. The child died of cardiac failure and severe myocarditis, a disorder that is usually caused by viral infections. The doctor and physician assistants failed to perform a complete evaluation of the child and failed to respond properly to the child’s symptoms upon admittance. The plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney was quoted as stating that a majority of the jurors saw this case as warranting a $5 to $7 million reward case, but one juror was out of touch.

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