Goodman Acker, P.C. has served Children’s Hospital of Michigan with
a Notice of Intent to Sue regarding negligent medical treatment to a minor
child who was under their care. The alleged
malpractice resulted in the child suffering from significant decubitus ulcers, which
required long term medical care and treatment.
Our client, then age 15, was taken by her parents to Children’s Hospital
of Michigan on March 2, 2016, for seizures. She was placed in the pediatric
ICU and intubated. Our client was known to have been suffering from Hurler
Syndrome, also known as gargoylism, a rare genetic disease of metabolism.
Despite this condition she was in public school and doing very well academically.
At the time of her admission, the medical staff specifically noted she
did not have any skin issues.
Over the ensuing days she developed severe bed sores which eventually ate
away at her flesh and body, all the way down to her bone. As a result
of the serious nature of the bedsores, her underlying conditions also
became more severe and she sustained significant nerve damage from the
operations required to clean and close the multiple bedsores. She is unable
to feel her legs and must use a wheelchair due to alleged negligent delay
of Children’s Hospital to prevent, recognize and timely treat the
sores. These injuries are permanent.
Lawsuit Against Children’s Hospital of Michigan
We will be filing a lawsuit against the Children’s Hospital of Michigan
for their failure to provide the standard of care, including the failure to:
Properly follow up on clear and documented signs of decubitus ulcers on
March 5, 2016 and thereafter;
Timely and appropriately recognize, diagnose, manage and treat infections,
including those arising out of decubitus ulcers;
Timely and appropriately prepare and carry out (or ensure that they are
carried out) orders for turning, body support, and other prophylactic
measures to avoid the development of and/or progression of, decubitus
ulcers, from March 2, 2016 and thereafter;
Timely and appropriately order and perform appropriate testing to diagnose
and treat infection or potential infection, including but not limited
to wound and skin cultures, wet mount, CBCs, and any other testing to
Timely and appropriately treat decubitus ulcers and infection with antibiotics;
The lawsuit against Children’s Hospital of Michigan on behalf of
the injured child will seek damages related to her significant pain and
suffering, emotional trauma and additional medical expenses incurred to
treat their mistake.
In the News
WXYZ-TV Channel 7 recently sat down with Partner and Attorney Jordan Acker
regarding the claim. Watch the exclusive WXYZ Channel 7 interview below: