Posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 3:59 pm
The California parents of a child with cerebral palsy have agreed to a settlement with the medical center in which their daughter was born.
In April 2009, the expecting mother went into labor at the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Clinic. There were complications with her labor, and her daughter was born with significant brain damage. The damage to her brain caused her to suffer from cerebral palsy.
Her parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor and the center on behalf of their daughter. They were seeking upwards of $15 million in damages in order to thoroughly care for their daughter. A private settlement was reached, and both parties have agreed to the terms.
If your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, please contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. by calling 800-346-5529 today.
Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 at 5:32 pm
A cerebral palsy malpractice lawsuit that was filed by a family against Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in 2009 was recently amended to include a product liability lawsuit against the makers of Triad alcohol wipes. The lawsuit was filed after the family’s son suffered brain damage after birth and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
According to the lawsuit, the boy and his twin brother were both born prematurely at the hospital and were placed in neonatal intensive care, where Triad wipes were used. The boy suffered a Bacillus cereus bacteria infection while at the hospital, while his brother did not. The infection caused the boy to develop cerebral palsy, a disability that is caused by brain damage during or immediately after birth.
The parents of the boy initially filed the lawsuit only against the hospital, however, after more stories surfaced of people developing disabilities after using Triad wipes, which were found to be contaminated with Bacillus cereus bacteria, the lawsuit was amended to include Triad.
If your child’s cerebral palsy was caused by the negligence of doctors or nurses during birth, please contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
A Connecticut family was recently awarded the largest birth injury lawsuit reward in the state’s history. The $58 million award was divided between $50 million for physical and emotional trauma and $8 million for future medical expenses.
The lawsuit was filed by the parents of a boy who suffered birth injuries at a hospital in Connecticut. The mother went into the hospital to deliver the child in 2003 and her amniotic fluid levels dropped dramatically before the delivery. Doctors failed to notice these signs and did not order a c-section until a few days later.
As a result of the delayed c-section, the boy was deprived of oxygen causing brain damage and cerebral palsy.
If your child suffered birth injuries that led to cerebral palsy, contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy attorneys of Levison Axelrod, P.A. at 800-346-5529 to discuss your case.
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 3:38 pm
Two parents from Connecticut were recently awarded $58 million on behalf of their 8-year-old son, who suffers from cerebral palsy due to the negligent actions of a doctor during his birth.
In February 2003, the boy’s mother was just days away from giving birth when her amniotic fluid became very low. The doctor who was to perform the birth waited days to perform a Caesarean section on the woman. During the days that the doctor waited to perform the C-section, the baby contracted hypoxia and, later, cerebral palsy.
A jury awarded the family $58 million, the largest amount awarded in Connecticut’s history. $50 million was awarded for pain and suffering and $8 million was awarded for future medical expenses.
If your child has cerebral palsy because of a doctor’s negligent actions during the child’s birth, please contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.
Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011 at 4:08 pm
A couple from Pennsylvania was recently awarded $21 million in a lawsuit against a medical center for negligently causing their baby to develop cerebral palsy during birth.
In 2006, a woman from Erie went to the emergency room to deliver her baby. According to the lawsuit, nurses at the medical center did not properly check the woman’s vital signs, which caused the woman’s baby to slip into the breach position. The baby boy did not receive enough oxygen before a Cesarean section was performed, and he developed cerebral palsy.
The boy, who is five-years-old now, cannot talk and is fed through a tube. The money that was awarded to the family will pay for the boy’s medical costs in the future.
If your child developed cerebral palsy because of the negligence of a doctor or nurse during the birthing process, please contact the New Jersey cerebral palsy lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., at 800-346-5529.