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$11 million settlement reached in Tripler newborn case



A former Hawaii Navy family has received an $11 million settlement after their daughter suffered permanent brain damage when she was delivered by young and inexperienced Tripler Army Medical Center doctors who put the newborn through “a series of egregious medical errors,” the family’s lawyers said today.

The settlement was reached in March on the eve of a federal trial before U.S. District Judge David Ezra and the money was finally received last week, lawyers Mark Davis and Michael Livingston said. 

Kayla Mae McCraw, now 4 years old, will never walk, talk or use the bathroom on her own after missteps at Tripler left her brain damaged in 2005, Livingston said.

She now lives with her parents and 2-year-old sister in a suburb of San Antonio, Texas. The settlement will enable Kayla to receive care for the rest of her life, Livingston said.



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