NJ Panel Won't Question $467K Verdict In Brain Injury Suit

By Cara Salvatore (May 15, 2020, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The parents of a teenager whose heart stopped during an allergic reaction, and who ultimately died after years in a vegetative state, cannot get a new trial against a New Jersey hospital and its medical staff and must stick with a $467,000 trial judgment, a state appeals court ruled Friday.

Ilana and Meir Peretz sued CentraState Medical Center and medical staff there following their son Aviv Peretz's visit in June 2014 after eating a cookie that triggered his serious dairy allergy. The Peretzes said staff failed to quickly administer epinephrine to counteract the reaction. At the hospital, 17-year-old Aviv Peretz had...

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