Feds Not Liable Over Baby’s Delayed Eye Cancer Diagnosis

Law360 (January 5, 2021, 5:55 PM EST) — A Texas federal judge cleared the federal government in a $20 million suit alleging a doctor at a federally funded health clinic failed to promptly diagnose a baby’s eye cancer.

Following a bench trial in November, U.S. District Judge Jason Pulliam ruled on Monday that a medical expert failed to prove the child’s vision would have improved had they received an earlier referral to a specialist.

“It is impossible to tell from the medical evidence whether the delay in diagnosis exacerbated the damage to [the child]’s vision,” Judge Pulliam said.

The judge declined to hold the federal government liable for exacerbating…

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