Suit Claims Baby Brain-Damaged by Inadequately-Treated Virus
6-21-2019 04:27:00

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (CN) – A newborn baby was left with brain damage after Kaiser inadequately treated a herpes infection, her guardian ad litem claims in Placer County Superior Court.

Anny Portugal, by and through her guardian ad litem Lindsay Bowman, sued The Permanente Medical Group, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. Lindsay Bowman is a certified fiduciary, according to the complaint.

“Plaintiff Anny Portugal and her twin sister Bella Portugal, deceased, were born on Aug. 31, 2018, at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center. Both were admitted to the NICU shortly after birth. While admitted to the NICU at Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center, plaintiff and her twin sister, Bella Portugal, began to suffer seizures, rashes, blisters and other signs of a neonatal herpes simplex virus infection,“ the complaint states.

“Defendants, and each of them, initially agreed, individually and by and through their agents, servants and employees to see, examine, diagnose, treat, prescribe for and care for Anny Portugal. However, instead of performing adequate examination, care and treatment, Anny was given negligent examinations, diagnosis, care, treatment, procedures and medicine – in direct violation of the standard of care,” it continues.

“As a direct and proximate result of defendants’ negligence, Anny Portugal suffered severe, incurable brain damage and other injuries. As a result, she will continue to suffer severe pain and loss of enjoyment of life, all to her general damages past, present and future in an amount in excess of the jurisdictional requirement of this court,” the complaint states.

Anny Portugal seeks general and economic damages and costs of suit. She is represented by Moseley C. Collins III and John J. Kinney III or Moseley Collins Law in Folsom.