Man Charged with Killing Cadillac Toddler in 2013, Loses Lawsuit Against Doctors

A man charged with killing a Cadillac toddler before the case was dropped lost an appeal in a lawsuit against doctors who examined evidence.

David Ferris claimed his constitutional rights were violated because opinions by doctors led to a murder charge against him in Wexford County. A federal appeals court said that the doctors may have been negligent but they didn’t violate his rights.

Nineteen-month-old Kalla Fisher died in 2013. She was the daughter of Ferris’ future wife.

Ferris was charged with murder but the case was dropped after a Detroit-area forensic pathologist found errors in the autopsy and a different cause of death.

The Grand Rapids Press says Ferris settled a lawsuit against Cadillac police and the Wexford County examiner for $250,000.