US settles lawsuit over care at Bay City clinic - WNEM TV 5

US settles lawsuit over care at Bay City clinic

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - The federal government has agreed to pay $78,000 to a family to settle a lawsuit over a stillbirth in Bay City.

Sara Facundo claimed that Health Delivery Inc. failed to diagnose a serious problem with her pregnancy in the final trimester, resulting in the stillbirth of her son in December 2008. The government can be sued for malpractice at clinics that are federally funded.

The settlement was approved Monday by federal Judge Thomas Ludington in Bay City.

Before filing a lawsuit in 2011, the Facundo family had filed a claim for $3 million. The government did not respond, which led to the court action.

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