Paris Campen was awarded a $7.3 million medical malpractice judgment against Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for medical negligence. The medical malpractice lawsuit was brought on behalf of Campen, now 5 years old, after Paris suffered permanent and irreversible brain damage after the hospital failed to diagnose meningitis.
The lawsuit, which was filed in 2005 by Campen’s parents, alleged that Campen’s injuries were as a result of negligence on the part of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
The $7.3 million award covers Campen’s past and future medical expenses and will be placed in a trust.
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis of an illness or delay of a diagnosis is one of the most common and preventable medical errors and some statistics show that it accounts for 40% of medical malpractice claims.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered due to a medical professional’s failure to diagnose, you should contact a personal injury attorney to learn about your legal rights. At The Farber Law Group, we have more than 30 years experience representing medical malpractice victims and their families including children who have suffered birth trauma or injuries.