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Family of girl who needed amputations after ER delay is awarded $10M

Sacramento Bee, October 31, 2011

The family of a Sacramento girl who waited for hours for treatment of an infection that resulted in the amputation of parts of all four of her limbs has agreed to a $10 million settlement with Methodist Hospital and various emergency room workers. The settlement on behalf of Malyia Jeffers is believed to be one of the largest of its kind in California history. Malyia was 2 years old when her parents, Ryan Jeffers and Leah Yang, took her in November to Methodist's emergency room with a persistent fever, skin discoloration and weakness. According to their lawsuit, the parents begged for attention by doctors and nurses as Malyia's condition deteriorated.