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LA County Hospital Likely to Pay $2.8 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Los Angeles County officials will likely agree to a $2.8 million settlement in a lawsuit brought by a woman whose child suffered birth injuries at the County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in March 2008.

In a lawsuit filed by the then 18-year-old, the woman claims the medical staff failed to perform an emergency cesarean section when she was showing signs of distress during labor.  Her son was later diagnosed with neurological injuries from fetal distress, according to an article in the Contra Costa Times.

The hospital will also waive the nearly $20,000 hospital bill and will cover the $16,000 lien placed against the woman’s home.  In addition, the hospital was required to implement safety measures to prevent future incidents similar to this one.
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