A family’s $25 million civil claim against Children’s Hospital Colorado for alleged wrongdoings of the hospital while treating 7-year-old Olivia Gant has been “resolved,” people involved said this week.
Olivia Gant, a longtime patient at Aurora Hospital, died in 2017 of suspected medical abuse. Investigators believe that Olivia’s mother, Kelly Turner, faked her daughter’s illnesses and persuaded doctors at Children’s Hospital Colorado to perform unnecessary medical procedures for years, which ultimately led to Olivia’s death.
Turner is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of his daughter.
A Denver Post investigation this spring found that some doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital Colorado suspected Turner was abusing their daughter, but the hospital did not report the providers’ concerns to the Department of Human Services, and its Instead of relying on an internal team to review doubts. The hospital eventually concluded that there was no need to alert outside authorities and allowed Olivia’s mother to stop the girl’s nutrition and take her to hospice.
According to a notice of lawsuit filed in 2020, some members of Olivia’s surviving family demanded $25 million from the hospital.
“The conduct by the hospital and providers was not only reckless, but there was a continuous pattern of systemic, horrific medical torture over five years that shook every conscience,” the notice said.
The hospital has denied wrongdoing.
On Wednesday, those involved in the case said they could not comment on the details of the motion. Elizabeth Whitehead, a spokeswoman for the hospital, did not answer questions about how long the resolution took or the terms.
“All we can share is that the matter has been resolved,” she said on Wednesday.
“The matter has been resolved,” said Hollin Hoskins, the attorney representing the family.
“The matter is now settled,” said attorney Craig Silverman, a personal representative for Olivia’s estate.
Similar responses indicate a confidentiality agreement that prevents those involved from publicly discussing the details of an agreement.
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