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Firm obtains $4.5M settlement in case involving amputation of teen's legs following missed diagnosis of sepsis

The firm obtained a $4.5 million settlement in a medical malpractice case involving catastrophic injuries to a 14-year-old boy as a result of the failure of health care providers to timely diagnose and treat sepsis resulting from an infection in his heart.

Instead, the ER physician and then his pediatrician sent him home with the incorrect diagnosis of stomach flu.

When his condition worsened, his parents took him to Children’s Hospital where he underwent successful heart surgery, but developed gangrene in his legs leading to amputations of both of his legs below his knees. 

The case settled at mediation after the depositions of the parties.  The money was put into a trust for the boy’s future and his parents were able to purchase a handicap accessible home in Tennessee where he has additional family to help support him.

Todd & Weld’s personal injury practice represents victims of medical malpractice, and who suffer catastrophic injuries as a result.  The goal of the practice is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by others' negligent conduct and to help alleviate the devastating physical, emotional, and financial burdens they suffer.