A jury has awarded $23.6M to the family of a girl who sustained serious brain damage due to a delayed Cesarean Section (C-Section). Birth injury/medical malpractice claims may be filed when the actions of a hospital, doctor, nurse or other health care provider takes actions – or fails to take action – that leads to harm.
In this instance, the mother presented to the hospital at 36-weeks with complaints of abdominal pain. After observation, she was sent home with orders of bed-rest. 11 days later, she returned to the hospital after she was kicked in the stomach. Despite signs that the infant was in distress, doctors delayed performing an emergency C-Section. The child was delivered three-hours later, after being deprived of oxygen and suffering a serious brain injury. Despite remedial measures being available – such as brain cooling – these steps were not taken.
The child suffered permanent brain damage which will affect her for her life time. The award includes damages for loss of a normal life, pain and suffering and future medical expenses.If you or a loved one has sustained a catastrophic injury due to medical negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Los Angeles medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. For more information or a confidential consultation, please contact the dedicated Los Angeles birth injury trial lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.