- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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 reports (https://lat.ms/1NBqJsx) 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.

Malone was left paralyzed in 2011 after undergoing surgery at County/USC to repair a stent-graft installed at another hospital following a motorcycle crash a year earlier.

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.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/

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