A Rockford, Illinois family has recently received a $12 million settlement after filing a medical malpractice claim against the hospital staff that delivered their baby. The birth injury that occurred during the delivery of their son has caused him to develop cerebral palsy.
The hospital staff assumed that the baby was in the right position for the delivery, but they failed to verify the fetal position. In the end, the baby was positioned for a breech delivery. However, the hospital staff realized this too late to perform a Caesarean section quickly enough. The baby was deprived of oxygen for an extended period of time, leading to permanent brain damage.
The child now must be monitored 24 hours a day and he is kept on a ventilator. Because of the negligence of the hospital staff, the child suffered catastrophic injuries, preventing him from living a normal life. The settlement reached in court was awarded to the family so that the child can be cared for during the rest of his life.
Medical malpractice is a horrific event that can transform an entire family. Doctors and nursing staff that are negligent and fail to provide the care and expertise required need to be held accountable for their actions or negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after medical malpractice, it is important that you consult a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. In addition to reviewing medical records and conducting interviews, a medical malpractice attorney will file your medical malpractice claim before the statute of limitations runs out on your claim.
If you have a medical malpractice claim in the Chicago, Illinois area, please contact the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.