A victim’s undetected seizures result in brain damage.
The victim in this case was admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit in New Jersey. While intubated, the child suffered a three hour seizure that went unnoticed by the staff. The victim’s brain was deprived of oxygen, consequently causing cognitive impairment, an inability to speak, and needing a wheelchair or assistance to walk. Our legal representation argued that the seizure should have been detected in the blood pressure and heart rate chart, especially because the patient had a history of seizures. The case settled for $4.8 million for the victim, and $100,000 for each of his parents. (Attorney Paul O’Connor handled the case.)