Los Angeles County has agreed to pay $4.5 million to a man left paralyzed after treatment at County/USC Medical Center.
The Los Angeles Times reported the Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday in favor of the settlement with Justin Malone.
In addition to the payment, the settlement calls for the county to waive Malone’s estimated $790,000 in treatment costs.
The newspaper says the county has since implemented a “corrective action plan.” It includes improved transition of care between emergency and in-hospital services and better communication among service providers.
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