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Florida Family Awarded $19.2 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Published March 22, 2011 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A three-and-a-half-year-old girl is blind and has cerebral palsy after she was given 100 times the dose of nutrients 15 days after she was born in 2007, claimed the lawsuit filed in Lee County by her parents. The family has been awarded $19.2 million in the suit that could be the first of its kind for Lee County, reports station 2RSWFlorida.

The little girl was born prematurely at HealthPark Medical Center. The lawsuit was brought against Lee Memorial Health Systems because the overdose led to cardiac arrest and severe complications. She will be in diapers and will have to be carried and fed the rest of her life.

Liability caps could limit the award to $200,000, but the hospital has never paid a claims bill through the court and the family is hoping this will be the first.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has vast experience in medical malpractice lawsuits. Experience counts. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, call our 24-hour answering service at (800) 825-5529 or contact us via our online contact form. Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Watertown, and Syracuse. There is no charge for the consultation.

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