Jury Awards $3 Million In Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Doctor for Birthing Injury.

The day parents head to the hospital for the birth of their child, they generally have an expectation that they will be leaving with a happy, healthy, loving baby. The last thing on their minds is that there will be a medical mistake made by one of the hospital staff or medical professionals that will seriously injure their newborn. This, however, is the unfortunate reality for some families. If someone you know does suffer birth-related injuries, it is critical not to wait to take legal action because time could be a factor in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our expert birth injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have spent the last three decades recovering millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

A jury issued a $3 million verdict against an obstetrician accused of forcefully pulling a baby out by his head during delivery, causing the newborn’s right arm to be paralyzed.  The lawsuit which was filed in 2014 in New Castle County, Delaware Superior Court alleged that Peter Wong, a doctor with Dedicated to Women OB-GYN, pulled too hard on the baby’s head and neck while he was trying to dislodge a stuck shoulder during delivery. That error allegedly resulted in permanent nerve damage to the baby’s right shoulder, according to court documents. Dr. Wong holds an active medical license that expires in 2019.

Three months after the birth, a pediatric neurologist diagnosed permanent nerve damage in the baby’s shoulder. Of the shoulder’s network of five nerves, two were ripped in half and the other three were overstretched to the point of not functioning properly. Two subsequent surgeries improved the arm’s mobility, but the child still has difficulty zipping his pants. He can’t ride a bike because his wrist curls inward preventing him from steering. He can’t touch his stomach with his right arm or bring it behind his head, which limits his competitiveness in his favorite sport of soccer. When he’s resting his arm, a couple fingers twitch uncontrollably

If you or a loved one has suffered substantial injuries during birth, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation. So please call our expert birth injury attorneys by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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14 Year-Old Teenager From Ireland Settles Birth Injury Lawsuit For €400,000.

It’s no secret that medical professionals are human beings and, as humans, they are prone to make mistakes. However, from a medical professional, we expect that they will perform their duties to a standard of care generally higher than other professions. When a medical professional delivering a baby fails to exercise the standard of care called for under the circumstances, and the mother or child sustains a substantial injury as a result thereof, then you may bring a personal injury claim for money damages. Our expert Massachusetts birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience representing our Massachusetts clients and recovering millions of dollars in damages.

A teenage boy in Ireland who suffered a shoulder injury at birth has settled his High Court action for €400,000. Joshua Hoare suffered an injury to his left upper arm during delivery and is now unable to play hurling, a game he loves, at competitive levels because he is unable to hold the hurley and the ball. Fourteen years after being born, Joshua Hoare, from Woodfield in County Cork, Ireland, through his mother Emma Fitzpatrick, has sued consultant obstetrician and gynecologist Rachel Patton who at the time of his birth, practiced at Bon Secours Hospital. It is alleged that at the time of Joshua’s birth Ms. Patton was responsible for managing his birth.

It was claimed that during delivery, the complication of shoulder dystocia was encountered and the baby was delivered by forceps. After delivery, Joshua’s left arm remained limp. The next day, his parents were told he had an Erb’s palsy injury. The claim further states that there was a failure to exercise reasonable care and skill concerning the examination, investigation, diagnosis, management, care and treatment during labor and delivery and also when shoulder dystocia was encountered during delivery.

If you or a loved one has suffered substantial injuries during birth, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation. So please call our expert Boston, MA birth injury attorneys by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Illinois Jury Awards Family $2 Million For Birth Injury Which Damaged Spinal Nerves.

When a medical professional fails to exercise the standard of care called for at any time, including during child birth, and the mother or child sustains a substantial injury as a result, then they may be eligible to bring a personal injury claim for money damages. If someone does suffer injuries, it is critical not to wait to take legal action because time could be a factor in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our expert Massachusetts birth injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm have spent the last three decades recovering millions of dollars in damages.

A Cook County, Illinois jury last week awarded $2 million to a girl who suffered cervical nerve injuries during birth. Oladasoyin Lawoyin’s parents, Lajide and Afolake, sued Dr. Ayoade Akere and his medical group JIL Medical Consulting Ltd., alleging that he failed to recognize the baby’s shoulders had become stuck during the delivery process and injured her nerves when he used excessive traction to pull her through the birth canal.

Ms. Lawoyin had gained a significant amount of weight during her pregnancy, which is consistent with the risk that her baby could encounter shoulder dystocia during the delivery process. Dr. Akere later called the hospital’s in-house physician to employ the technique of using a medical vacuum as a delivery aid which poses a risk of the baby’s shoulders getting stuck as well. The combination of these two factors caused the baby to suffer injuries to the nerves that run from the middle of her cervical spine down her right arm.

If you, a loved one or a child has suffered substantial injuries during birth or shortly after, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation. Please contact one of our expert Boston, MA birth injury attorneys, who have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates, by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com, for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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