NC Medical System Charged with Negligence to Pay $25 Million
A father has been awarded $25 million by a Cumberland County, North Carolina jury after finding the Cape Fear Valley Health System negligent in reporting signs of child abuse against the man’s son. The boy, who lived with his mother at the time, eventually suffered brain injury after additional abuse.
FayObserver.com reports that the lawsuit alleged if the hospital had reported signs of child abuse when the boy was initially treated for a broken wrist and other broken bones that he would not have received a beating later that “caved in his skull and took away his ability to talk or use his arms and legs.”
The young boy was taken to the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in 2003 when he was six years old. At the time he had surgery on his wrist, he was also vomiting, and further x-rays revealed an old rib fracture. The suit claimed that the boy’s injuries and inconsistent stories from his caretakers should have been enough for the medical staff to suspect child abuse.
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