Delayed Delivery Following Placental Abruption Causes Brain Damage in Infant
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE
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Posted in:Verdict | $3.7 Million
A 35-year-old elementary school principal was 36½ weeks pregnant with her second child when she presented to the hospital with a placental abruption. Despite continuous bleeding and contractions for over an hour, a C-section delivery was needlessly and negligently delayed, causing brain damage to the baby. Three days later, mom underwent another surgery to remedy negligence from the C-section. Following a 5-day jury trial, the jury handed down a verdict in favor of the brain-damaged baby for $3,000,000 and mother for an additional $200,000. The jury also awarded mom $500,000 for the injuries she sustained in the second surgery. The total verdict was $3,700,000.