In addition to numerous settlements across the country that are confidential there have been many substantial jury verdicts in these cases. In fact, an Illinois jury awarded $29 Million in case claiming negligence during a baby’s birth which resulted in his permanent brain damage causing spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. In Florida, a jury awarded $38.75 Million in a case claiming failure to perform a timely C-section resulting in a birth injury to the infant. In Maryland, $4 Million was awarded to a boy whose family claimed his cerebral palsy was caused by doctors' failure to monitor his fetal heartbeat when his mother was in the hospital. In another case in Illinois, $12 Million was paid to the family of a brain-damaged boy, severely injured during birth, who now has a form of cerebral palsy.
These cases and horrific injuries are avoidable with careful fetal monitoring and timely care and treatment. When a mother is delivering her baby, physicians and other health care providers must provide care that is within the standard of care. Any deviation there from is unacceptable as the consequences can be catastrophic.
If you and your loved ones on may have been the victim of medical malpractice resulting in a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation please call us today to discuss your legal rights. The timing of your lawsuit is also very important and governed by laws that are different in most states. Even if you have been told it's too late to file a case, call us to discuss your case. You can contact us through email at Mikesnyder@litigationteam.com or by phone at 410-653-3700.