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 meningitis and seizure in a two-month-old child. The child suffered irreversible brain damage, spastic quadriparesis, profound cognitive and developmental deficits, cortical blindness, 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 at A.A. v. United States, Case Number 3:09-cv-00251-TMB.