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393,000 paid to family for medical malpractice

A medical centre and doctor paid $393,000 to a family who claimed medical malpractice. The case centered on the baby daughter who developed a staph infection in her umbilical cord stump. The doctorís misdiagnosis and delayed treatment allowed the infection to spread and cause serious problems. She developed bacteremia, endocarditis, cerebritis and osteomyelitis.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by St. Joseph News-Press

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About: 393,000 paid to family for medical malpractice

Date: 10 September 2004

Source: St. Joseph News-Press

Author: Danielle Zielinski


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