Norfolk Medical Malpractice Attorney Report : Jury Makes $24.4 Million Award over Child’s Brain Injury During Surgery
During complex surgical procedures one simple failure can have devastating consequences.
This was the case in Louisiana where a jury this month awarded $24.4 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit to a woman who had claimed the malfunction of a medical device during surgery to correct a heart defect, led her child to suffer irreversible brain damage.
According to The Times-Picayune newspaper, the woman sued a clinic, claiming an anifusion pump, malfunctioned, failing to deliver the adrenalin drug epinephrine. The malfunction caused her son, who was three at the time of the surgery, to suffer a heart attack and irreversible brain damage.
As an experienced Norfolk, VA medical malpractice injury attorney, I’m conscious of the high lifelong medical and care costs associated with traumatic brain injuries.
However, Virginia has a cap on the level of damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit. It’s currently set at just over $2 million.