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 firstname.lastname@example.org, for your free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!