Every day, thousands of women entrust medical professionals to help them achieve a safe and successful birth. Because it is already such a painful process, we tend to expect that the nurses who are present will not make it any more arduous than it already needs to be. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make severe mistakes in the birthing process, and serious complications can result for the mother as well as the child. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert birth injury lawyer at 617-787-3700.
Back in 2012, when Caroline Malatesta was considering where to give birth, she ultimately chose the Brookwood Women’s Center in Birmingham, Alabama. She believed that the staff with whom she had talked would provide a safe and comfortable environment. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned. Ms. Malatesta alleged that she was forcibly restrained despite being assured that that would not be the case. What’s more, a nurse allegedly forcefully delayed labor by holding the child inside of Malatesta.
Malatesta experienced extreme pain, and she subsequently developed pudendal neuralgia, permanently affecting her pelvic nerves. Soon after, Malatesta filed a lawsuit against the hospital for medical negligence, and years later a jury awarded her $16 million, including $5 million in punitive damages. Plaintiff was represented by the Birmingham law firm of Marsh Rickard Bryan.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence during childbirth, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert birth injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!