$2.8 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Action Against Physicians and Hospital For Failing To Timely Provide Liver Transplant

The Plaintiff was an adult male who presented to the hospital emergency department with signs and symptoms of acute liver failure. Subsequently he was diagnosed with acute liver failure and admitted for treatment. No cause was determine so the only treatment available was a liver transplant. Unfortunately due to a series of medical and administrative errors a delay occurred in obtaining funding for the liver transplant. By the time the funding was in place and the plaintiff was transplanted the liver failure had caused the plaintiff to develop a hypoxic encephalopathy. This condition subsequently led to his death. He was survived by a single minor child. The case settled shortly before trial for $2.8 million.