Malpractice Award in Florida

A Florida jury has ordered two Coral Springs doctors to pay $4.3 million to the family of a girl who was misdiagnosed at birth in 1994. The jury determined that two doctors failed to perform tests required by the standard of care and failed to act on symptoms that showed the child had enterovirus, a usually mild illness that can cause death or serious injury in infants. This misdiagnosis left the girl with severe vision problems and permanent liver cirrhosis.