Red Wing Mother Receives $1.5 Million in Damages for Son’s Death at Rochester Health Center

Mother awarded $1.5 million in case against Zumbro Valley Health Center following son’s death

In a landmark case, a Red Wing mother was awarded $1.5 million in damages by jurors after her son’s death in 2021. The lawsuit claimed that the Rochester health center, Zumbro Valley Health Center, was responsible for the death of Caleb Malek, who was 23 at the time of his passing.

According to court records, Malek tested positive for fentanyl, Percocet, and THC while in a sober living home before going to Zumbro Valley Health Center for detox. However, the lawsuit alleged that employees failed to adhere to the policy of checking on Malek every 15 minutes or properly screen him for drugs upon admission. Additionally, it was claimed that Zumbro Valley failed to adequately train staff on how to recognize signs of a breathing problem.

The verdict form for this case is dated March 22, 2024. This decision marks an important victory for families seeking justice after tragic losses due to medical malpractice and negligence. For more updates and stories like this one, be sure to follow us on our mobile apps. Copyright 2024 KTTC. All rights reserved.

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