Malpractice Suit Over Hull Girl’s Death Settled

BOSTON (AP) – Lawyers for the estate of a 4-year-old Hull girl whose parents were convicted of giving hear a deadly dose of prescription drugs say they have settled a malpractice suit against the psychiatrist who prescribed the medication and her employer.

Rebecca Riley’s lawyers say they settled their suit against Dr. Kayoko Kifuji and Tufts Medical Center for $2.5 million.

Attorney Benjamin Novotny tells The Boston Globe the money will be distributed to Rebecca’s siblings, now 15 and 10.

Tufts, which did not admit wrongdoing in the settlement, said in a statement that it settled to spare Rebecca’s siblings the trauma of going through a trial.

Rebecca’s parents were both convicted of murder for her December 2006 death. Kifuji never faced any charges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Cynic says:

    One doesn’t pay $2.5 Mil out of consideration for someones feelings. They Pay because they know what a horrible mistake they made. The strange aspect of this case is that the Parents that followed the Doctors advice are in Prison.

  2. Cynic says:

    I hope there is something in place to protect these Kids from whomever is going to handle this money for them until the are older.

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