$6.3 Million Settlement Reached For Child Who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury
After surgery for an abnormally curved spine, a 7-year-old girl was transferred to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to recover. As is proper procedure, the patient was restrained using soft wrist restraints to guard against her removing her breathing tube (a normal reaction when patients regain consciousness). Within hours of arriving at the PICU, the restraints were removed. When she awoke, she removed her breathing tube. She stopped breathing and her heart stopped. She was resuscitated, but oxygen deprivation caused permanent damage to her spinal chord. She has lost the use of her legs, cannot control bladder or bowel function and faces a lifetime of health complications. Her future medical needs will exceed $4 million. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., achieved a multi-million dollar settlement after two mediations.