The birth of one's first child is typically a joyful, exciting experience. Pregnancy is challenging in many ways for mothers in and beyond New York, and they often breathe extended sighs of relief when their babies are born. All too often, however, doctors make errors that result in devastating injuries, turning what were meant to be happy occasions into living nightmares. A medical malpractice lawsuit in another state is evidence of this.
Attorneys acting on behalf of the parents of a brain-damaged infant secured a $33.8 million verdict after proving a doctor's negligence in court. The doctor reportedly continued use of the controversial labor-inducing drug called Pitocin. The pregnant woman's condition, however, clearly showed the need for an emergency C-section, which the doctor failed to perform.
Court testimony also indicated that the doctor delivered another woman's baby, and took a personal phone call during the time the pregnant woman lie in need. Sadly, her baby boy suffered catastrophic brain injury. The child now requires 24-hour a day care, and will continue to need such care the rest of his life.
Evidence showed the baby was in emergent condition for at least 90 minutes while the doctor neglected to provide appropriate care. The doctor also falsified the mother's medical records, claiming she had refused a C-section. Witnesses refuted this documentation, saying the procedure was requested but never offered.
Any New York parent whose child suffers injuries due to medical malpractice may file a personal injury claim on behalf of their child in civil court. An experienced medical injury attorney can aggressively litigate any issue as needed. A parent considering filing a claim may request a meeting with a personal injury lawyer to discuss a particular situation.
Source: finance.yahoo.com, "Miami Medical Malpractice Attorneys Win $33.8 million in Traumatic Brain Injury Case", April 24, 2017