Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $15 Million Jury Verdict

The family of 3-year old Jason Fox received a jury verdict of $15 million in their medical malpractice lawsuit against two Boston doctors. Jason Fox died in December 2004 as a result of the botched medical procedure intended to repair a heart birth defect.

Jason Fox was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a cardiac birth defect which restricts the flow of blood and oxygen to the body’s organs and limbs. Before being referred to Children’s Hospital in Boston where the fatal procedure was performed, Jason had undergone 8 other procedures in order to rectify the cardiac defect.

During the Children’s Hospital procedure, Jason suffered brain damage after a contrasting agent leaked into his brain. As a result, the boy suffered brain damage and a seizure. When he was discharged from the hospital, he had lost the ability to walk or speak. The family has alleged that the doctors withheld information about his treatment. The Board of Registration in Medicine is investigating those allegations.