Medical Malpractice – Failure to perform a timely C-section

$4.75 Million Settlement

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Our client, a 24-year-old woman, presented to a Queens hospital for delivery. During the labor and delivery, doctors and nurses failed to properly interpret the fetal monitor strips and the fetal heartrate. Instead of performing a timely C-section, which was indicated, the doctors allowed the labor to continue. Within two hours after birth, the infant suffered a seizure due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and was transferred to another hospital. The infant was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The lawsuit alleged that during the delivery, the infant suffered from fetal distress, which was reflected on the fetal monitor strips, and that a timely C-section would have resulted in a better outcome for the baby.