Birth Injury Attorneys Earn Large Verdict in New Jersey

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The Jersey Journal reported yesterday on a birth injury settlement that took place in Bayonne, New Jersey. The settlement was for $8.5 million dollars and went to the Ordonez family, after negligence caused their son to be born with brain damage, and therefore suffer permanent disabilities. The Ordonez's Ordeal According to Francis Dorrity, the Ordonez's attorney, Emily was admitted to the Bayonne Medical Center at 1:30 am on August 15, 2005 with the beginning pains of labor. All tests showed a healthy baby. But at 9:32am, the machine monitoring the baby's heart rate showed a rapid drop from 140 beats per minute to a dangerous 60 beats … [Read more...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Can Help When Doctors Act Negligently

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Childbirth, though a painful and difficult process, should be a beautiful and profound experience for parents. That is why there are doctors who study and are strictly trained in gynecology, obstetrics, and childbirth. But mistakes in the delivery room can be irreversible, and in worst case scenarios, fatal. It is when these mistakes occur that birth injury attorneys will be necessary. What are the Most Common Birth Injuries Birth Injuries that commonly occur include Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, face paralysis, bruises and swelling, Shoulder Dystocia, and brain damage. These injuries are generally brought on by oxygen deprivation and … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win Large Birth Injury Verdict in Illinois

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An Illinois jury awarded $5.5 million dollars to a mother and her child for medical malpractice that led to the boy's permanent brain damage. Negligent Care Leads to Oxygen Deprivation and Permanent Disability Eva Liberato was admitted to Westlake Hospital to deliver her baby in 2002. After hours of labor, she was given drugs to help induce contractions and dilation. The drugs caused the baby's heart rate to slow and, instead of calling for the assistance of an obstetrician, her family doctor attempted to deliver the baby himself using, among other methods, forceps and a vacuum retractor. The doctor ended up lodging the forceps in … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Verdict of $22.6 Million for Cincinnati Family

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A Cincinnati family was recently awarded $22.6 million for medical malpractice that resulted in birth injuries and permanent defects. Negligent Delivery Room Practices Caused Irreversible Defects Heather Grow was about to give birth to her first child. During her pregnancy, she was told that she had a narrow pelvic arch, which meant there was a likelihood that a vaginal birth would not be possible. On the day of her daughter Cassie's birth, Dr. Lisa Yang and her colleagues administered drugs and forced the kind of birth deemed nearly impossible early on in Heather's pregnancy. The drugs administered were supposed to assist the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win $3 Million Verdict in New York

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A New york Jury has recently awarded a $3 million verdict to 18 year old Marlayna Kineke, a young woman who suffered a serious brain injury due to medical malpractice during her childbirth 18 years ago. Negligent Doctor Causes Permanent Injury Dr. Stephen Serlin was summoned at 5am on February 24th, 1993 to perform an emergency C-section for Marlayna's mother, Dawn Kineke. He did not arrive at the hospital until 7am, and the procedure didn't begin until 8:14am. In that time, Marlayna suffered fetal asphyxia from umbilical cord compression within the womb, which caused cerebral palsy and a host of additional developmental … [Read more...]

Couple Awarded Large Verdict in Birth Injury Lawsuit

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Shoulder Dystocia, an avoidable birth injury, has led to permanent injuries for little Mateo Rodriguez, and his parents have just been awarded $3.27 million in compensation for the obstetrician's negligence. Shoulder Dystocia Risk Factors Go Ignored Galecio and Maria Rodriguez sued Dr. Jennifer Friedman and the Northwestern Memorial Physician's Group after a serious birth injury permanently injured their son Mateo. The suit claimed that when Dr. Friedman assessed that the baby's birth weight was likely to be between 9 and 10 lbs, she should have warned of the dangers of vaginal birth and should have at least suggested a C-section. … [Read more...]

Orlando, FL Jury Awards $38.75 Million in Cerebral Palsy Case

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In March, an Orlando jury awarded a $38.75 million dollar verdict after medical malpractice in the delivery room caused an irreversible birth defect: cerebral palsy. A C-section was necessary to deliver the baby safely, but was not performed in a timely matter, resulting in the neurological disorder that affects body movement and muscle coordination. In situations where the standard of care dictates the necessity of a caesarian section, waiting to perform the surgery is considered severe medical negligence. This delay can cause permanent birth defects, including minor to severe brain damage. Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy often occurs … [Read more...]