Legal news reports that a California family has just awarded $12.1M in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The birth injury lawsuit was filed against Contra Costa County Health Services based on alleged negligent prenatal care, as well as medical malpractice that occurred during the delivery of the family's son. Based on the negligent care, the child suffered irreparable harm. The jury verdict includes damages for past and future medical expenses, lost future wages, and pain and suffering.
If you believe that your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of medical malpractice, it is important to consulting with an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer immediate to determine your next steps. A dedicated Los Angles birth injury attorney can begin gathering evidence to determine all the factors and causes that may have led to your child's harm. Medical malpractice exists where doctors, nurses or other health care professional fail to act with the requisite standard of care for their job and as a result, a patient is harmed. In these situations, they may be held responsible and required to pay damages.
Here, according to reports evidence presented at trial revealed that despite the mother's high-risk pregnancy, she was assigned to a doctor who was not qualified to handle the complications associated with the pregnancy. As a result, the mother did not receive the prenatal care required. Further, because of a delayed C-section, the infant's brain was deprived of oxygen and blood. The jury determined that the combination of these medical errors lead to the child's birth injury. The child suffers significant speech and motor skill deficiencies. He is unable to live independently and will never be able to care for himself or maintain a job.
The damage award will help to improve the child's quality of life.
For more information, or if you believe that your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of medical malpractice, please contact the experienced Los Angeles birth injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.