A young 16-year-old Native American woman from St. Paul died in the late stages of her pregnancy when an OB-GYN failed to diagnose and treat her pre-eclampsia at a clinic visit.

She presented to the hospital soon after and experienced eclamptic seizures that caused a brain injury and death. Her child survived his mother’s death. She was also survived by a close family that brought a wrongful death claim on the child’s behalf.

The case settled in a mediation for a confidential sum that provided for the child’s future needs.