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St Joseph County Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A medical malpractice lawsuit in St Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana ended after only 3 days of trial on Thursday, July 28th when an out of court confidential settlement was reached.

According to the details of the case, Brandi and Hector Lopez were seeking $10 million in damages alleging that Interim Healthcare was responsible for severe brain injuries that their two year old son, Jonas sustained while under the care of a home health nurse in 2007.

Jonas Lopez required the use of a breathing tube to assist with his breathing for the first part of his life due to being born premature. While under the care of a home health nurse through Interim healthcare, Jonas’ breathing tube became clogged with mucus which prevented oxygen from reaching his brain.

According to Brandi and Hector Lopez, the home health nurse should have replaced the breathing tube once she was unable to clear the block. Instead she chose to call 911. It took nearly 10 minutes until Jonas’ breathing was restored. Jonas is now 6 years old and suffers from permanent brain damage which requires constant medical care for the rest of his life.

If you or a loved one may be the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to hire an experienced medical malpractice law firm to explain your legal rights. The Sweeney Law Firm is an experienced medical malpractice law firm that can help determine if you have a case and what your correct course of action is. The Sweeney Law Firm can review your case at no charge and handles cases on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee for our services unless we make a cash recovery for you.

Read the entire article here:
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sbt-malpractice-suit-settled-20110728,0,2111118.story