Couple Awarded Large Verdict in Birth Injury Lawsuit

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...]