The parents of a young girl badly harmed during her delivery recently secured a significant award from the Scranton, Pennsylvania hospital where the child was born. The settlement will help to pay for the victim’s ongoing medical care, which she will need for the remainder of her life to live in comfort and dignity.
According to the complaint, the child is “neurologically devastated with global cognitive and physical deficits and delays” as a result of the hospital’s mismanagement of her mother’s care while in labor. The plaintiff asserted the treating physician should have ordered a cesarean section to prevent the hypoxic brain damage from which the child continues to suffer from to this day.
The settlement earmarks $9.05 million to pay for the victim’s care and another $2 million in compensation to the parent’s for the child’s injuries. Furthermore, the settlement covers all off the medical malpractice attorney’s fees and court costs necessary to compel the hospital to take responsibility for its indifference to the victim’s safety.
Often times, hospitals attempt to skirt liability by denying responsibility and delaying investigations, which ultimately put victims and their families in difficult financial and emotional situations. Fortunately, the law gives medical malpractice victims the right to hold wrongdoers accountable by filing legal claims to recover for their damages.
While the Washington, DC birth injury lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. was not involved in this particular case, our dedicated medical malpractice lawyers frequently represent victims and families of medical mistakes. Our experienced team includes an attorney who is also a former registered nurse, an in-house nurse/paralegal, and access to some of the leading experts in the study of medical standards of care.
If you or a family member were harmed by a doctor’s mistake, contact our office for a free consultation about your case. The call comes with no obligations and we do not collect any upfront costs while we handle your claim. Furthermore, our lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning we take to fees until we win your case.
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