Birth injuries range in severity. In some cases, the injuries will heal with time. However, more severe cases that involve permanent disabilities will affect the infant, parents and family forever. Sadly, birth injuries occur every day in U.S. hospitals. There are a number of ways in which a birth injury can occur, including failure to diagnose a condition, failure to respond to an emergency situation in a timely manner or misuse of medical equipment. Such negligence can result in extremely serious conditions, such as cerebral palsy, a muscle disorder that greatly impairs movement and is generally present from birth. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert medical malpractice attorney at 617-787-3700.
A recent case out of Hawaii involves the alleged failure of government doctors and nurses to properly monitor the fetus. Consequently, the child did not receive sufficient oxygen, and has developed a number of serious conditions, most notably cerebral palsy, throughout her life. She then filed a birth injury lawsuit against the doctors, claiming that their negligence in failing to provide adequate attention to her condition left her disabled. The government eventually settled the case for $9 million, which hopefully will provide some sort of comfort to those who have been affected by the negligence of the doctors. The plaintiff was represented by attorney Michael Livingston, who practices out of Honolulu, Hawaii.
If you or a loved one received an injury at birth as the result of the negligence of a medical professional, 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!