L.A. County Reaches $4.5M Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay $4.5 million as part of a settlement to a man left paralyzed after health care providers at L.A. County-USC Medical Center took two days to identify a clot in a stent that cut off circulation to his lower body. After the incident, the county implemented a "corrective action plan," which included improving transition of care between emergency and in-hospital care and boosting communication among health care providers.
- "L.A. County Settles Medical Malpractice Case for $4.5 Million" (Merl, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 3/31).
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