Verdugo Hills Hospital is planning to file an appeal in a recent jury decision that awarded a child $15 million finding that the hospital and a local pediatrician was negligent in informing and caring for a baby with jaundice.
A 9-3 Glendale Superior Court jury verdict of $15 million was awarded July 2 to a local family in support of their claims that Verdugo Hills Hospital and their son's pediatrician did not properly address their newborn's jaundice. The actual costs to pay for extensive medical care over the course of Aidan Ming-Ho Leung's lifetime may be closer to $96 million.
The child was born at the local hospital in March 2003 and according to Leung's attorney, Luan K. Phan, neither the hospital nor as well as the pediatrician, Dr. Steven Wayne Nishibayashi, did not do all they could to inform and treat the child's jaundice. Both Verdugo Hills Hospital and Nishibayashi were listed as defendants in the case.