Washington Jury Awards $14M in Malpractice Suit

March 4, 2019

A King County, Wash., jury awarded a woman nearly $14 million in a medical-malpractice suit against Seattle Children’s Hospital and Children’s University Medical Group.

The jury found doctors failed to prevent a stroke that left her unable to care for herself.

Latosha Evans, now 22, underwent a heart transplant in 2007. Doctors later found that a stent in her heart needed to be replaced and she underwent surgery in 2014, but doctors realized during the procedure they didn’t have enough stents and prolonged the surgery. The surgery lasted four hours, leaving Evans at risk for stroke.

Her parents filed the suit, claiming negligence and medical malpractice.

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