Practice Area Category: Product Liability
At six months old, a child was infused with a solution that contained ten times the prescribed dose of sugar in the concentration. The boy went into shock, suffered a stroke and now has permanent brain damage. The manufacturer of a compounding system that creates intravenous solutions for supplemental nutritional needs was to blame. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., maintained that the compounding machine should have utilized software that would recognize and prevent incorrect dosing. The technology not only existed, it had been incorporated in similar machines to prevent mixing of potentially lethal concentrations. The settlement will help provide for the young boy’s needs today and into the future.