California Jury Awards $2M in Infant's Pneumonia Death

March 28, 2023 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​​A California jury has awarded more than $2 million to the family of a seven-month-old infant who died of pneumonia after being seen by the defendant pediatrician after several visits to urgent care, according to an article in the November 2022 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.

The child was brought to an urgent care center, where x-rays were taken. The urgent care center referred the child to the defendant pediatrician, who allegedly did not request the patient's previous records, take chest x-rays, check the patient's oxygen saturation or heart rate, or prescribe any medications. The physician allegedly assured the child's mother that it...

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