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New Jersey Teen Awarded $17M for Brain Damage During Hospital Stay
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New Jersey Teen Awarded $17M for Brain Damage During Hospital Stay


A New Jersey teenager who suffered brain damage after a hospital stay has been awarded $17 million. The 16-year-old girl from Monmouth County suffered brain damage nine years ago when she was allegedly taken off a ventilator too soon. Named as defendants in the lawsuit Meridian Pediatric Associates and the girl's doctor. The teen was awarded $5 million for pain and suffering, $2 million for potential future lost earnings and $10 million to be used to pay for medical care for the rest of her life. The jury reached a verdict on Thursday after a six-week trial.

Read original article by Jeff Goldman, NJ.com

————— Nov 06, 2017