Justice Department Settles Va. Malpractice Lawsuit for $2.3M

January 12, 2011

The Justice Department has agreed to pay $2.3 million to a couple who claimed inadequate care at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center caused their child to be born with neurological damage.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that a federal judge approved the settlement between the Justice Department and Scott and Michelle Holweger.

The Virginia Beach couple filed a $15 million medical malpractice lawsuit against the federal government last year. The government admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement and denied any malpractice.

According to the settlement order, $1.57 million will go into a trust fund set up to care for the child. The Holwegers' attorneys will receive about $675,000 in fees and expenses, and $54,000 will go toward medical bills.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 113364054 - newsplex.com/a?a=113364054
Gray Television, Inc.