Hospital Pays $5.25 Million for Causing Brain Injury during Birth

A hospital in Ohio is paying $5.25 million for a lawsuit claim filed by a couple who gave birth to a baby who suffered brain damage. The birth took place on April 28, 2006 around 3 PM. The mother of the baby delivered her son through an emergency c-section the next day.

According to the lawsuit claim, the doctor failed to maintain the labor and took too long in deciding whether to perform a c-section. Because of this failure, the baby obtained brain damage. The lawsuit also cites that a drug was wrongly administered during labor. The drug was used to help increase the frequency of uterine contractions, but ultimately decreased the supply of blood and oxygen to the baby.

Because of the brain damage, the child requires care at all times. The family is pleased with the settlement award and believes that justice has been served. According to records, this is the second largest settlement award paid by the hospital. Since 1996, the hospital has paid out 11 medical malpractice lawsuits with each settlement being over $1 million.

Seeking Justice for Medical Malpractice

Unfortunately, medical malpractice accidents happen quite commonly. Doctors fail to follow safety procedures or make bad judgment calls leading to severe and permanent injuries for patients. When this happens, it is important to seek justice for your injuries. Many victims fail to do so as they already feel helpless and must struggle with their existing injuries and conditions.

However, a medical malpractice attorney will work to alleviate your stress and earn you a settlement award to compensate for your injuries. We trust our medical physicians with our lives, but many doctors and hospital staff tend to make dangerous mistakes.

Personal Injury Attorney

If you or someone you know suffered severely due to medical malpractice, you should consult with a personal injury attorney immediately. An experienced personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering caused by medical negligence. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.