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Child died of sepsis, NP misdiagnosed ailment – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was a 3 ½-year-old child who presented to her pediatrician’s office with complaints of vomiting and high fever. The decedent was seen only by a nurse practitioner who diagnosed gastroenteritis and prescribed fluid replacement and Tylenol, and then sent her home with a fever of 103.3 degrees. The nurse practitioner did not chart ...