The Missouri malpractice lawsuit alleged that the hospital's infection misdiagnosis prevented the baby from receiving proper treatment the first time they took him in. Following a one week trial, Saint Louis University was found medically negligent for the misdiagnosed blood infection on August 17, and the parents were awarded $6,080,000, according to a statement released by the family's medical malpractice lawyer.
Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics, but it is important that the diagnosis and treatment come as early as possible. Left unchecked, many can be fatal. But even if the infection is not fatal, delayed treatment can lead to permanent damage and injury.