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Lawyers: $9M settlement for boy's cerebral palsy

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - Attorneys for a Virginia boy with cerebral palsy say his family and the Honolulu military hospital where he was born have tentatively reached a $9 million settlement.

According to his family's lawsuit, Noah Whitney was born in 2010 at Tripler Army Medical Center with catastrophic brain injury because of medical negligence.

Family attorneys say the proposed settlement agreement is still subject to final approval by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The settlement was put on the record in federal court in Honolulu this week.

The lawsuit accuses hospital officials of failing to respond appropriately to symptoms of uterine rupture and taking too long to perform a cesarean section.

Attorney Loretta Sheehan says $5 million will be paid as a lump sum and $4 million will be paid over Noah's lifetime.

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