$8 million settlement in birth injury medical malpractice lawsuit

Last month, a medical malpractice lawsuit that involved an infant who suffered birth injuries due to a traumatic and delayed delivery settled for $8 million. The monetary award will be used by his parents to help mitigate the overwhelming medical counts that will amass throughout the victim’s life. At birth, the resident who measured the baby’s heart rate stated that she could see the baby’s head, which would indicate that the baby should be delivered through a C-section. The physician, however, dismissed the resident’s suggestion and insisted upon delivering the baby “naturally.” Due to the medical malpractice, the child suffered birth injuries including facial abrasions and neurological damage.

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