California Mother Receives $1.5 Million in Medical Malpractice Suit

Arriaga alleged that severe and permanent damage to her son was incurred during the delivery, and that this poor medical treatment will reportedly cause the mother to need lifetime medical care for her child.A Stockton, California woman is set to receive a significant sum from the local county due to alleged medical malpractice that took place in the county hospital, according to the Stockton Record.

The malpractice case stemmed from the birth of Luis Flores, who was delivered at the San Joaquin General Hospital. Alicia Arriaga, the mother of the child, alleged that negligence occurred during the delivery of the infant, the news source reported.

Arriaga alleged that severe and permanent damage to her son was incurred during the delivery, and that this poor medical treatment will reportedly cause the mother to need lifetime medical care for her child, reported the Record.

“It has been determined that timely economic resolution together with release of any and all potential claims is in the best interests of the county,” the county’s legal department said in a statement.

The county’s self-insurance fund was used to pay $1 million of the more than $1.5 million that was granted to Arriaga, while the rest of the money will come from the California State Association of Counties, according to the news source.

A lawsuit was filed by parents of a Mishawaka, Indiana teen for alleged medical malpractice following the death of their daughter at a local hospital, according to the South Bend Tribune.

Brian and Cindy Abbiehl have alleged that the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center where their daughter was treated had negligently handled Amanda following a bout of severe sore throat, fever and dehydration, the news source reported.

The parents have contended that their daughter received a potentially lethal combination of drugs that allegedly depressed her respiratory system. Along with this, the Abbiehls have said that they believe the nursing staff failed to effectively operate a pain pump and did not act quickly enough to save the teen’s life, reported the Tribune.

Along with the alleged failures, the parents have contended that Amanda’s vitals were not properly checked as regularly as the physician had reportedly instructed the nurses to do so, according to the news source.

Due to the nature of Amanda’s death, the parents are seeking $1 million in damages from the state fund that is supported by the healthcare providers and is used in malpractice claims. Brian and Cindy have also reportedly filed the suit to prevent further incidents from occurring, the Tribune reported.

Another malpractice case may arise due to the death of a Framingham, Massachusetts woman who died following complications that allegedly arose from plastic surgery, according to the MetroWest Daily News.

Adriana Paula Da Silva Toledo died only a day after receiving breast implants. The 39-year-old housekeeper had gone to Destination Beauty MedSpa for her surgery and was helped home by relatives following the procedure, the news source reported.

The day after the surgery Toledo allegedly fell in the bathroom and was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Doctors determined that she had a clot in her heart and this may have been the cause of death, reported the Daily News.

While the circumstances around the procedure are being sorted out by the family and the MedSpa, there is a possibility that a lawsuit will be filed due to the nature of the death, according to the news source.

The father of the deceased has sought representation, but the family is currently focused on the plans for burial and the related procedures.