Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Leading HMO Settles Birth Injury Case Fourteen Years After the Fact

The fallout from serious birth injuries can reverberate across an entire lifetime, a fact that Kaiser Permanente recently acknowledged with a $3.2 million settlement. Claimant Ariana Ehtemam is a 14-year-old girl who has struggled with an array of difficult health problems since her birth by caesarean section. Delays in the procedure cut off the infant’s oxygen supply, resulting in hearing loss, attention deficit disorder, and cognitive problems. The settlement covered the purchase of a $20 million annuity to subsidize Ehtemam’s lifelong health care costs.

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