Have you or a loved one experienced extreme trauma or a catastrophic injury resulting from doctor or nurse negligence during the delivery of a child? If so, talk to your experienced med mal lawyer about recovering financial damages for injuries suffered. To this point, a woman was recently awarded $78.5 million after her doctor waited over an hour to deliver her baby, who was in critical danger. As a result of the doctor’s negligence, the baby was born with brain damage and severe cerebral palsy and will demand medical assistance for the rest of the child’s life. While the child did not die, if she had, the mother might have also been able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the doctor.
In this case, the woman was 36 weeks pregnant when she suffered a placental abruption, during which the placenta separates from the uterus wall and places the fetus in immediate danger of losing oxygen to its developing brain. After rushing to the hospital, the mother received the terrible – an inaccurate — news that her baby was already dead.
The obstetrician on duty had performed an ultrasound and found no signs of a fetal heartbeat. However, when, over an hour later, an ultrasound technician showed up to confirm the reading, he found that the baby was actually still alive. Later trying to cover his tracks, the doctor testified in court that the baby must have died, then come back to life, eighty-one minutes later.
Fortunately for the mother, the jurors didn’t buy the doctor’s story and awarded the woman over $78 million in damages, mostly for future medical care for her baby, who will need round-the-clock care for the rest of her life. Remember that if you have been injured by a doctor or medical professional, the law is on your side. Talk to skilled Los Angeles med mal lawyer if you or a loved one has been the victim of negligence at the hands of your doctor or hospital. Just like this woman, you might be able to recover thousands of dollars in damages to repay you for your injuries and losses.
The skilled medical malpractice lawyers at BIK Law will help you recover financial damages to compensate for pain and suffering.