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 uterus in contracting, and eventually the baby would be expelled. However, because of her mother’s condition, and because of Cassie’s size, which the doctors failed to consider, Cassie’s head became stuck.
After 14 hours of labor, Cassie was finally born by Caesarian Section, but with permanent brain damage. Cassie, now 11, is a spastic quadriplegic, and has limited use of her limbs. The money from the settlement will towards future medical bills, pain and suffering, and Cassie’s future inability to perform normal, daily activities.
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Cassie’s parents will have to provide her special and constant care for the rest of her life. She is indeed and special and beautiful child, as all children are, but the kind of care she will require is far more involved than with healthy children. And Cassie will never be able to live a normal life. Dr. Yang’s negligence in the face of clear obstacles is just confusing. Why wait 14 hours to perform a C-Section when it was determined months before that it could possibly be necessary?
If your child is the victim of medical malpractice and birth injuries, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
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