Failure to perform CT scan leads to death of youth

Our client’s teenage son was involved in a rollover pick-up truck accident, in which he sustained multiple orthopedic injuries and pulmonary contusions. After he was transported to a rural Virginia emergency room, the boy was chemically paralyzed and intubated in an effort to oxygenate him due to his prolonged hypoxia. The physicians failed to perform a head CT Scan prior to paralyzing the boy and were therefore unable to determine the existence of the boy’s intracranial injury. The boy suffered cardiac arrest, went into a coma and eventually died. Our experts attributed the boy’s death to the undiagnosed brain injury. | client awarded: Confidential

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