Sometimes making a mistake can cause serious consequences. And if other actions are then based on the mistake, the consequences can continue to grow even more serious. When that medical mistake is a medical diagnosis, the results can be devastating or even deadly.
An Ohio hospital and a physician whom it employed have been held jointly liable for injuries suffered by an infant when a delayed delivery resulted in a devastating brain injury. The injury has led to serious, life-long disabilities for the boy, who is now 11. The child and his mother were recently awarded $14.5 million, including $8 million for the anticipated cost of care over the lifetime of the boy.