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$3,750,000 settlement – Birth Injury (Central Florida)

The medical community knows that certain types of pregnancies have much higher complication rates.  This is particularly true where a pregnant woman is carrying a large baby, or a woman has previously had to deliver by caesarean section because of head size.  When a baby is known to be a breech position shortly before birth, physicians and nurses must be acutely aware that there may be a high likelihood of a need for c-section delivery to protect the baby.

Having litigated and tried many medical mistake cases, Leighton Law’s John Leighton was called by a family to handle the case involving their baby.  The baby had suffered a brachial plexus injury known as Erb’s Palsy, which is a condition that can occur when a baby’s shoulder is caught in the birth canal or pelvic region during delivery.  In this case, the health care professionals were aware before delivery of the baby’s breech position.

The failure to perform a caesarean section delivery on this breech presentation baby resulted in birth-related brachial plexus injuries during an emergency vaginal delivery.  The baby sustained Erb’s Palsy, affecting his ability to use his arm and hand.

Mr. Leighton obtained a confidential $3,750,000 settlement with the physician group and hospital which failed to take reasonable steps to properly delivery this child. Our client will now have the financial security for his future needs.

 

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