Medical center settles malpractice lawsuit for $2 million

Published: Dec. 20, 2017 at 12:08 PM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A New Hampshire medical center has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $2 million with the family of a Vermont high school athlete who died in 2014.

The Valley News reports Gary and Bethanne Tillotson, of Bradford, Vermont, filed the lawsuit against Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2016. The family alleges physicians were "grossly inaccurate" in their review of their son's kidney ultrasound, which led to his death.

Seventeen-year-old Sean Tillotson died after suffering a pulmonary embolism-type event on the way to a leadership conference.

While neither party released details on the settlement in September, court records filed Nov. 6 revealed the dollar amounts.

Hospital officials denied the Tillotsons' claims in the lawsuit and declined to comment on the settlement.

(Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)