Structured Settlement Reached for the Misdiagnosed Stroke of a 13-Year-Old Boy

Thirteen-year-old Doe became ill and developed a high fever. Doe’s mother brought him to a Kaiser Permanente Urgent Care facility where Doe underwent testing. Before all the tests were returned, Doe was discharged and told to see his primary care physician in a week or two. It was revealed that one of the tests indicated a high sedimentation rate. There was no follow-up regarding this test result.

Doe’s condition worsened over the next week. He was brought into a hospital emergency room where testing showed lesions on his brain. Doe suffered a stroke during surgery, which necessitated another surgery as well as physical therapy and other treatment.

Fortunately, Doe has made a complete recovery. Doe sued Kaiser Foundation Health Plan alleging that it chose not to timely diagnose the sinus infection.

Before trial, the parties structured a settlement in the amount of $200,000. The attorney representing Doe and his family was Steven P. Goldberg.

Doe v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., No. BC 580809 (Cal. Super. Ct. Los Angeles County, June 10, 2015).

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