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Houston-area family says local hospital admits they gave infant child wrong medication, baby severely injured

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HOUSTON - A Houston-area family says a medical mistake has cost their infant child everything.Attorneys for the family of 5-month-old Milagro Torres say the baby was given the wrong medication after a procedure at Memorial Hermann Health System. RELATED: Houston mom delivers baby in same hospital that saved her life as a childIn May, at 22 days old, Torres was admitted to the downtown location for a procedure on two veins near her heart.

The surgery was successful, but her mother Maria was told by the hospital the infant was given the wrong medication. 5-month-old Milagro Torres (Family photo) "She was told a terrible mistake, a horrific mistake had been made," says Attorney Tony Buzbee. "They had given her the wrong IV fluid and that her baby would likely die." The exact medication and amount have not been released at this time.

In Friday’s press conference with Buzbee and Attorney Jeff Badders, photos show what Milagro looked like when she was admitted in May, and what she looks like now – her face and body covered in tubes and a ventilator at the NICU at Children’s Memorial.In the last four months, her doctors thought she would die from her injuries, but her family says the child is still fighting.

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