August 1, 2016 â€“ We are very pleased to congratulate Mintz & Geftic’s partner Bryan H. Mintz. After four years of a hard fought legal battle involving complex medical issues, Bryan secured a $3.2 Million settlement in a medical malpractice case brought on behalf of our client, a 14-year-old girl from Hillside, New Jersey. An Essex County Superior Court Judge approved the settlement on June 30, 2016.
When she was just 16-months-old, our client was misdiagnosed with a viral illness and sent home from the emergency room. It turned out that she had bacteremia at the time of that emergency room visit and required further workup and antibiotics. Bacteremia is an invasion of the bloodstream by bacteria. In this case, the bacteria turned out to be streptococcus pneumoniae.
As a result of the misdiagnosis at the New Jersey hospital emergency room, there was a delay in treatment at a point when timing was absolutely critical. Consequently, the young girl had to undergo multiple surgeries and placement of a feeding tube for many of the years that followed. She now has chronic kidney disease.
The settlement monies will fund a short term trust and an annuity to ensure that all of this child’s needs are met during her lifetime.
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