Failure to Perform C-section causes Birth Asphyxia & Cerebral Palsy
$5.6 Million settlement was reached
Rebecca Smith was delivered by Cesarean section after a prolonged labor. She had very low APGAR scores and developed seizures within 24 hours after birth. The Eisen Law Firm filed suit against her mother’s obstetrician and the hospital where the delivery occurred, claiming that fetal heart rate monitors showed that the baby was in distress and should have been delivered before her brain was deprived of oxygen.
The Eisen Law Firm focused on refuting the obstetrician’s claim that Rebecca’s cerebral palsy was caused by an infection in the placenta rather than medical negligence. That strategy resulted in a settlement that was more than enough to pay for Rebecca’s future medical care.