This case of medical negligence stems from the birth of Luis Flores at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, California. The young boy’s mother, Alicia Arriaga, filed a lawsuit on behalf of her son. Medical malpractice attorneys say that the suit sought damages for negligence which caused permanent and severe injuries to the infant. The compensation will be needed to support the infant throughout his life, with large medical expenses likely to be on the horizon in the future.
Elected Officials Agree to Settle Suit for $1.5 million
The county insurance fund will cover one million dollars of the total expected settlement amount. The remaining amount will be subject to reimbursement from the California State Association of Counties. The county clearly determined that a drawn out litigation process would be a sub-optimal resolution to this tragic case of medical malpractice. The county’s legal department stated “it had been determined that timely economic resolution together with release of any and all potential claims is in the best interests of the county.” Lawyers say that this means that the boy’s family will collect this sum of money but has also agreed to end the conflict here, without pursuing any other claims of liability against the county in the future. Although this money should be helpful in assuring the healthcare and safety of the boy in the future, it is unclear how much medical attention he will need for the duration of his life. Medical malpractice attorneys believe that determining damage amounts for infants is among the hardest figures to calculate because of the countless variables and the length of the baby’s expected life.
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If you or a family member has recently been the victim of medical negligence, it is possible that you would like to speak with our professionals. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.