Richard E. Vollertsen of the Alaska Personal Injury Law Group, announced that a settlement was reached in an FTCA claim asserted against the Norton Sound Regional Hospital. The claim arose out of the hospital’s failure to diagnose and treat pneumococcal meningitis in a child. The child suffered irreversible brain damage, spastic quadriparesis, profound cognitive and developmental deficits, a seizure disorder, and incontinence. Lifelong care will be provided for the child through a Special Needs Trust. Stipulated facts filed in federal court regarding the hospital’s medical errors can be found in A.N. v. United States, 2:09-cv-00009-TMB.