$1.995 Million for a Michigan Child with Hemiparesis, Seizures, and Mild Developmental Delays from Delay in Treatment for Infection-Spinal Meningitis
Meningitis Attorneys in Detroit, Michigan
This case involved the failure to test and treat neonatal sepsis (a severe, systemic bacterial infection) at birth and during the first 36 hours of life. Plaintiff was pregnant and delivered at 37 weeks. The baby was born with numerous risk factors and symptoms for neonatal sepsis. As a result, the pediatric resident (present at birth) told the family that the baby would be treated with antibiotics and tests would be run. Unfortunately, the plan was never carried out. Unbeknownst to the defendants, the resident's comments were caught on videotape. Unaware of the videotape, the defendants denied in deposition that this was ever the plan. As a result of not giving antibiotics and testing, the baby developed septic shock and meningitis. When antibiotics were finally given, it was too late to prevent brain damage. Had the original plan been followed and antibiotics given, she would be fine today.