Doctor error causes baby’s severe brain damage

On behalf of Anderlini & McSweeney LLP posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.

The birth of a child is supposed to be a joyous occasion. And many times, when doctors conduct their duties appropriately, it is a loving memory many mothers cherish. Sometimes though, mistakes and inattentiveness take hold, resulting in serious harm to the mother, the child or both. A recent settlement against a University of California hospital illustrates the dangers of a botched birth.

The settlement came out of an incident that left a child with severe brain damage. The child will essentially be unable to walk, talk, or do other things that many consider life worthwhile. Her injury occurred when doctors failed to conduct a C-section, even though the mother had been in labor for seven hours and the child was in danger. Doctors claimed the mother opposed the procedure that could have led to a normal birth, but the mother had previously signed a written consent authorizing doctors to perform the operation if needed. The $9 million settlement that was recently approved will mostly be used to pay for the child’s long-term medical care.

Read the story here.

Advertisements

About Anderlini & McSweeney LLP

Anderlini & McSweeney LLP is a boutique law firm located in the heart of the peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.anderlinimcsweeneylaw.com
This entry was posted in Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s