$17.8 Million Verdict Reached In Infant Drug Case

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A jury has awarded $17.8 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit that alleged a hospital caused permanent brain damage in a newborn by administering the wrong drug dosage.

Reached by a jury in Arapahoe County, Colorado, the decision is the largest medical malpractice verdict in that state's history.

The lawsuit was brought against Children's Hospital Colorado by the parents of Naomi Pressey.

Shortly after she was born in 2008, doctors diagnosed Naomi with a congenital heart defect.

She was transferred to Children's Hospital Colorado four days after her birth to undergo surgery to repair the defect. But before the surgery, she was administered the wrong dose of the drug prostaglandin, the lawsuit alleged.

As a result, she went into cardiac arrest on the operating table, and hospital staff were unable to resuscitate her for 33 minutes. It left Naomi, now 7, with cerebral palsy and permanent physical disabilities, according to the suit.

The jury found the hospital negligent in the case after a two-week trial.

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If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of medical errors during delivery, you should contact one of our experienced birth injury attorneys in Philadelphia for a free case evaluation.

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