Obtain Proper Compensation for Your Personal Loss Due to Medical Malpractice
A $1.3 million settlement has been reached to resolve a medical malpractice lawsuit involving the death of a minor due to a hospital’s alleged negligence. On October 18, 2012, infant Rachael Reynolds was admitted to the Emergency Department of Tripler Army Medical Center, a military hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, after experiencing breathing difficulties and an upper respiratory infection.
Reynold’s parents attributed their daughter’s demise to the allegedly misguided course of treatment the hospital provided. The parents held that the hospital’s negligence included the use ofan oxygen mask that was ineffective due to its inappropriate size for their four-month-old infant.
After being advised that their daughter had sustained a grave and incapacitating brain injury, the infant’s parents disconnected her from life support. She died in her parents’ embrace on October 22, 2012, four days after her initial admittance to the emergency room.
The plaintiffs filed the medical malpractice lawsuit in 2014 against the United States government because the military hospital is a government-owned institution. According to the lawsuit, the government will award $1.3 million in compensatory damages for physical pain, suffering and mental anguish inflicted upon the decedent and her family, as they cope with profound personal loss.
The law firm of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble has significant experience handling medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has suffered severe illness, injury, infection or death due to the recklessness or negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse or other health professional, you are entitled to obtain a just settlement to compensate physical and emotional harm, as well as financial loss.