$18.25 Million Verdict for a Minor in Medical Malpractice Case

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After an eight-day trial, a jury awarded just over $18.25 million to a child and her family. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent in failing to admit the three-year-old to the hospital for proper monitoring and supportive care which resulted in the child developing a host of complications during her hospital stay. The plaintiff was represented by attorneys at The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

In June of 2016, a 3-year-old little girl with E. Coli was discharged and sent home from Cardinal Glennon three times within 48 hours with symptoms including bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration, stomach pain, fever and weight loss. A stool culture had been ordered specifically suspecting a deadly strain of E. coli that carries the potential to cause kidney failure.

36 hours after the third discharge, Plaintiff was finally admitted, where she would remain for 3-months. During her hospital stay, the child developed a host of complications, including kidney failure, seizures, neurological failure, and diabetes. The injuries she sustained required her to undergo intensive rehabilitation, chronic dialysis, and a lifetime of kidney transplants and hospitalization.

The Defendant in the case was St. Louis University, since it employed the nurse practitioner and physician who treated Plaintiff. Liability and causation were both disputed. After an 8 day trial in the Twenty-Second Judicial Court, St. Louis City, Case No. 1722-CC01437, the jury awarded the plaintiff just over $18.25 Million. The Plaintiff was represented by John Simon, Tim Cronin and Johnny Simon of The Simon Law Firm, P.C. http://www.simonlawpc.com

About The Simon Law Firm, P.C.: The Simon Law Firm, P.C., is a St. Louis based firm that represents injured individuals nationwide in product liability cases, complex litigation, and other personal injury cases. Since the firm’s founding in 2000, The Simon Law Firm has obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements and has been named one of the “winningest firms” in the United States by the National Law Journal. The Simon Law Firm has been included in US News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" as a Tier 1 Firm in St. Louis in both Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation and Plaintiffs’ Product Liability Litigation since 2010.

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