Rossbach, Kelly Glenn v. Regents (UCDMC)

Sacramento Superior Court – 18 days, February 1995. Plaintiffs allege negligent treatment of a severely apneic infant and negligent failure to adequately work up the patient to diagnose a double aortic arch. The workup of the patient was complicated by the presence of acute lower airway infections. Damages claimed were moderate mental retardation due to multiple instances of severe respiratory acidosis. Plaintiff was requesting $3.2 to 3.7 million dollars. Last demand $350,000.00. Defense verdict. No appeal