By David Mittleman

Homeless Women Receives Medical Malpractice Settlement

A formerly homeless woman in L.A., Dyrene Loftis, was recently awarded a $7.5 million settlement against L.A. County-USC Medical Center. She alleged that medical staff acted negligently the day of her labor and delivery, resulting in her baby’s brain damage. Dyrene’s son, Micah Welch is now 1 1/2 years old and requires oxygen and assistance with eating and now lives in a long-term care facility. Dyrene lives in a rent-subsidized apartment now and travels two hours to visit Micah several days a week.

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