U.S. Government Settles $1.3M for Infant Death

Three years ago, infant Rachael Reynold’s died at Tripler Army Medical Center. According to the lawsuit, On Oct. 18, 2012, the baby was taken to the emergency room after several days of labored breathing and an upper respiratory infection. The lawsuit claimed the death was caused by the hospital not using an oxygen mask that fit correctly on the infant’s face.

Four days later, the infant had developed severe and likely irreversible brain damage, leading the parents to take the infant off of life support.

The government admits no liability or fault by settling according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Yee.

The settlement amount still has to get the final approval by the Justice Department.

Wrongful death can be a difficult case to fight. It is important that you have an experienced personal injury by your side in the event you lose a loved one from what you believe to be negligent. The Carlson Law Firm is skilled with these type of cases. Contact us for a free case evaluation.


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