Case Type: Medical Malpractice Claim for Infant
Facts of the Case
This case involves the improper placement of an IV in the arm of a 9-month-old girl. As a result of the IV being placed outside of the vein, medications were administered into the surrounding tissue causing severe swelling and compartment syndrome. Due to the amount of swelling and pressure, she was forced to undergo a surgical operation that has left her with a long, thick scar running up her entire forearm.
Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered
- Compartment syndrome
- Permanent scar
Other Types of Damages
- Medical bills
Legal Issues in the Case
- Whether the nurse’s placement of the IV violated the standard of care
- Are the injuries permanent?
- Will she need additional surgeries in the future?
What We Did To Win The Settlement
Through a thorough review of the medical records, research on the procedure and the retention of a highly qualified plastic surgery expert, we were able to settle this claim pre-suit without the need for costly and lengthy litigation. Our crafting and sending a demand letter providing our theory of the alleged negligence, a detailed list of our client’s past, present and future damages, and several professional photographs was crucial in our achieving this successful result for our client. The hospital required that information regarding the case be kept confidential as a condition of the settlement.
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