$320,000 Settlement in Failure to Prevent Intravenous Infiltration to Newborn

Towanna Neal delivered her daughter prematurely at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. The baby was transferred to the facility’s ICU, where she was fed intravenously.

The child developed an infection at the IV site, which required surgical grafting on her hand. The child later developed a hernia at the graft incision site, which also required surgery.

Although the child recovered, she will require future surgeries to treat her scar tissue.

On behalf of her daughter, Neal sued the hospital and several of its affiliates alleging medical malpractice.

Neal asserted that the defendants’ nurses chose not to monitor, change and clean the baby’s IV and also failed to timely identify signs of IV infiltration.

Before trial, the parties settled for $320,000.

The attorneys handling this case for the Neal family were William E. Hopkins Jr. and Joseph Clay Hopkins.

Neal v. Prisma Health Midlands, No. 2020-NI-40-00025 (S.C. Cir. Ct. Richland County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling birth injury lawsuits, cerebral palsy lawsuits, birth trauma lawsuits and brain injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Evergreen Park, LaGrange, Berwyn, Melrose Park, Rosemont, Roselle, Itasca, Deerfield, Glencoe, Chicago (Little Village, Brighton Park, Englewood, South Loop, South Shore, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, Rogers Park, Jefferson Park, Hermosa, West Humboldt Park), Franklin Park, Maywood, Forest Park, Villa Park, St. Charles and Wheaton, Ill.

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