Family of boy left brain damaged after tonsil surgery settles for $4.25M

The family of a boy left with brain damage and blindness when complications following surgery to address snoring problems settled a lawsuit against the hospital and doctors involved for $4.25 million.

News of settlement was first reported by NJLawJournal.com.

The then-2-year-old boy entered Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune on Feb. 26, 2013 to undergo a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy and a procedure to widen his airway, the report said.

Shortly after coming out of surgery, the toddler began showing signs of respiratory distress. Instead of being intubated, the boy was left with a nurse and a pediatric resident doctor for a half-hour as his …read more

Source: NJ.com Essex

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