Child born with misdiagnosed congenital hip dysplasia…
root—February 2, 2020
Child born with misdiagnosed congenital hip dysplasia. Delay in diagnosis will cause plaintiff to undergo major bilateral surgeries over lifetime. Settled after expert witness and literature designation with “cap” of only $1.6 million.Plaintiff alleged that defense radiologists failed to detect bilateral hip dyplasia in ultrasounds conducted at birth and at four months of age.
As a result, plaintiff lost the opportunity to be treated conservatively during the first six to eight months of life with a Pavlik harness.The dysplasia was not diagnosed until she was 8-years-old, when she underwent bilateral hip reconstruction. She faces a lifetime of hip replacements, starting at age 20 when she has achieved complete bone growth.
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