Hawaii malpractice suit settled for $2.5 million

Published On: Nov 13 2013 11:32:15 AM HST

HONOLULU -

Attorneys for the family of a 33-year-old man who claimed his toe infection turned deadly because of negligent treatment at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center say a $2.5 million settlement has been reached.

Attorneys for Chad Kitayama's fiancee and parents say the settlement was reached Tuesday. Attorney Richard Turbin says it's subject to final approval by the Justice Department because of the health center's federal funding.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office says he won't comment on anything that's not in a public document.

The lawsuit claims Kitayama went to a comprehensive clinic for a lump between his toes. He repeatedly went to the clinic and the comprehensive's emergency room with worsening symptoms before it was determined he had multi-organ failure because he was allergic to the antibiotic.

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