Whitaker v. United States
Sam McGee represented the Whitaker family because medical providers in the United States Air Force failed to diagnose hydrocephalus in the Whitaker’s infant son, Marcus. After his father was honorably discharged, private doctors quickly found the problem and rushed Marcus to surgery. By then it was too late to prevent serious brain damage. The government contended that it was not a breach of the standard of care for them to fail to diagnose Marcus, and that in any event his problem was not preventable. The case settled for $1,500,000.00.