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$11,250,000 Settlement – Birth Trauma Causing Brain Damage (Central Florida)

When babies are harmed during delivery, the consequences can last a lifetime.  When they are deprived of oxygen, they suffer brain damage.  In one tragic case, our client sustained severe brain damage from oxygen deprivation.  Because of the medical malpractice, this child would never have the ability to play, walk, run, or enjoy any of the things that most children do.

Mr. Leighton represented this young child who suffered severe brain damage from medical mistakes during her birth.  Over the course of a three day labor, the child suffered a loss of oxygen to her brain resulting in her permanent injuries. A  confidential settlement of $11,250,000 was obtained, which secured the financial and medical future for this child.  She now enjoys the best medical care available and receives therapies that were never possible before.

This is an example of making the best of a terrible situation.  A situation not caused by this child or her parents.  A situation caused by the health care providers who did not do their jobs.  The civil justice system exists to try to help victims of medical mistakes obtain some compensation, as well as create a reminder for the professionals that there are consequences for catastrophic mistakes.  Everyone has to be accountable for their mistakes.  When they are committed by doctors or nurses, they can have catastrophic consequences.  In this case this young child must bear the burden of those medical mistakes for her lifetime.

 

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