Child birth should be one of the most joyous times in any parent’s life. Welcoming a child into the world and then raising them, teaching them and loving them is a dream come true for many couples. Although this process can go off without any problems, there are situations where the mother or child are injured due to the negligence of a medical professional. If someone suffers injuries, it is crucial to not 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 the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have spent the last three decades recovering millions of dollars in damages for our injured clients.
An Atlanta, Georgia woman, who suffered a heart attack and a debilitating brain injury following the birth of her child, has been awarded nearly $46 million in damages. A jury in Georgia state court found that the Atlanta health care facility and two doctors were negligent. Shannon Trabue gave birth to her child in August 2009. Following childbirth, Ms. Trabue suffered various issues while still in the hospital. For two days after child birth, her blood pressure remained abnormally high.
Three days later, she began to experience shortness of breath. A chest X-ray and oxygen mask were ordered, but her blood pressure continued to rise. That’s when an emergency occurred that would result in the debilitating brain injury to Ms. Trabue. The young mother suffered a heart attack and required resuscitation. It was determined that she went without oxygen for 10 to 12 minutes, and as a result suffered a hypoxic brain injury that led to a total disability.
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, either by phone at 617-787-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!