The doctor allegedly failed to perform an initial blood test, which would have revealed the disease. This resulted in a delay in the diagnosis and the malaria advanced into a more complicated case.
The lawsuit contended that had the doctor performed the initial blood test and properly diagnosed the disease then there was a 99% chance of the treatment being successful. The failure to promptly diagnose allegedly led to severe complications, resulting in the child’s death.
A lawsuit was filed in Essex County against the Hospital and doctor and resulted in this settlement the week before the case was scheduled to start a jury trial. The lawsuit included claims for the child’s pain, suffering and loss of future services to the family.
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