San Francisco agrees to $5M medical malpractice settlement

San Francisco city officials have agreed to pay $5.1 million, one of the biggest payouts it has ever made, to settle a case of medial malpractice at its San Francisco General Hospital. The city admitted to mistakes in the case of John Weatherspoon III, who suffered cardiorespiratory failure in 2005. Medical staff failed to monitor Weatherspoon after dosing him with sedatives, and he spent nine minutes "down," which resulted in his suffering an anoxic brain injury. The funds will be used to pay for home care for the remainder of his life.

To learn more about the case:
- read this San Francisco Chronicle article

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