Gov. Polis has declared legal services as essential and so are your legal needs! Our law firm is still open for business and accepting new clients. While our physical office is closed to protect the health and safety of our employees and clients during the evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, we are offering new and current clients the ability to meet with us via email, telephone or through videoconferencing. Please call or email our office to discuss your options. We realize there may be some delays, but we will do our best to return your message as quickly as possible.

Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
Call today for a free consultation
한국어 문의 가능합니다
Se Habla Español
View Our Practice Areas

Colorado medical negligence: Family sues medical facilities

When someone suffers from a medical condition, they usually trust that their medical staff will do everything in their power to pinpoint and treat their ailment. That is not always the case and Colorado doctors do not get it right all the time. A family has filed a lawsuit for medical negligence against several medical facilities on behalf of their daughter. They claim that their child did not receive medical attention she needed two years ago.

The events started after the child complained of having a fever, fast heart rate and stomach pain. She was taken to the doctor's office and the emergency room multiple times, but doctors said that she would be okay. Sometime later, the child had to be taken by air to a children's hospital for emergency surgery after her appendix ruptured. During the surgery, doctors were forced to perform CPR and the child went into cardiac arrest multiple times.

The family claims that the doctors failed in their duty to diagnose the child with appendicitis. Since the surgery, the child has lost her leg and is permanently brain damaged. According to the family lawyer, the child's medical treatment adds up to over $1.6 million and estimated future medical care could cost as much as $40 million. The family is seeking an amount over $1 million in their civil action.

When a loved one suffers injury or permanent damage due to medical negligence, it can place heavy burdens on the family, especially when it is a child. This child may never have the ability to care for herself again and could now be completely dependent on those who are around her. As with this case, a family in Colorado may be entitled to file a medical malpractice suit against a medical facility to recover damages related to the injuries suffered.

Source:, "Midland Family Files Medical Malpractice Suit Against Midland Memorial Hospital," Alexa Williams, July 29, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Talk to us. What happened?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
4643 South Ulster Street
Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80237

Denver Law Office Map

Review Us