This was a tragic case of a young, happily married woman who was nearing the end of her second pregnancy when she became ill with strep throat. She went to a local hospital and was admitted with a fever and other abnormalities in her vital signs. Lab work came back which confirmed she was infected however both the nurses and her physician allowed the results to sit on the hospital’s fax machine unchecked. She eventually became even more sick and additional signs of this progression were ignored by the staff and her physician. Her infection forced her into labor where she died as she gave birth to her second child. While remaining one of our most tragic cases, the settlement allowed her two young children and husband to secure college education funds and attempt to rebuild their lives.