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Hospital Loses Suit on Injury to Baby

The Orange County Register

COURTS: $5.9 million awarded to brain-damaged girl. By STUART PFEIFER An Orange County Superior Court jury ordered UCI Medical Center on Tuesday to pay $5.9 million for failing to protect a newborn girl who nearly suffocated after her mother fell asleep while breast-feeding. Jessica Chapman, now 2½, suffered permanent brain damage from the May 14, 1993, accident in the hospital’s postpartum unit. $4.9 million will be used for her medical care. The girl’s mother, Cheryl Chapman ... Read More View PDF

$8 Million Award in Medical Suit

The Orange County Register

Huntington Beach woman suffered brain injury after surgery at UCI Medical Center in 2003. By GWENDOLYN DRISCOLL, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER [PULL QUOTE]: “It shows how devastatingly injured she was. It may sound like a lot of money but it’s merely reflective of the amount of medical needs she’s going to have starting today and continuing for the rest of her life.” WYLIE AITKEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER SANTA ANA • Warren Simpson emerged from the hospital elevator with a ... Read More View PDF

Jury Awards $625,000 for Delayed Treatment

The Orange County Register

A Huntington Beach woman whose breast cancer was ignored by doctors for two years won a $625,000 malpractice judgment against FHP Inc. on Thursday in Orange County Superior Court, her attorney said. Antoinette Sullivan, 41, a bookkeeper with the Fountain Valley School District, sued the Fountain-Valley based health maintenance organization in 1990, saying the company’s delayed treatment caused her to undergo a mastectomy and chemotherapy, attorney Bron Draganov said. A mammogram in June 19 ... Read More View PDF