$3,000,000 settlement plus payment of $900,000 lien
A disabled woman and her family will receive $3,000,000 from doctors who failed to treat her brain bleed. The woman, then 42 years old, suffered a hemorrhagic stroke during the delivery of her first child. She remained hospitalized for observation, with a plan to insert a drain if her condition worsened. She initially did well, and her motor deficits were improving, but she then began to have episodes of decreased consciousness and loss of function. The plan to insert the drain was not followed, and she became unresponsive. Emergency surgery was performed to drain the blood from her brain, but she was left with significant cognitive and physical deficits. The insurer agreed to pay the family $3,000,000, and additionally assumed responsibility for Medicaid and Medicare liens totaling almost $900,000.