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Multi-million dollar verdict reached in medical malpractice lawsuit

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.


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