Lawsuit requires hospital to pay man for his San Francisco brain injury

by bil | May 15th, 2008

May 15, 2008

San Francisco General Hospital has agreed to a $5.1 million settlement for the lawsuit of a man who suffered a brain injury after a misdiagnosis.

The San Francisco brain injury occurred after the man sought treatment at the hospital for a fever and cough. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, he suffered from cardio respiratory failure after the hospital’s staff failed to monitor the successive doses of sedatives they were giving him for renal failure. The man also suffered anoxic brain injury.

The money awarded for the California brain injury lawsuit will provide home care for the man who now requires twenty-four hours of medical care.

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