$11.0 million Failure to diagnose/treat kernicterus | Kern County

Fagel negotiated a $11,000,000 settlement for the family where medical negligence by doctors and the hospital resulted in choreoathetoid, spastic quadriparetic cerebral palsy, moderate to severe cognitive deficits, requires supplementation with overnight gastrostomy tube feeds, and is dependent on others for nearly all of his daily living needs. These preventable conditions were caused by a delayed delivery. Dr. Fagel relied on his expertise in birth injury cases to work with a team of experts in negotiating this eight figure settlement. The settlement will be used to care for the patient’s medical and living expenses moving forward.