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$18 Million Verdict In Birth Injury Lawsuit

Legal news reports that a jury has just awarded $18 million to the family of a child born with a birth injury. According to reports, jurors determined that a hospital was negligent in its conduct towards the mother of the child during the birth of her son. The jury detemrined that as the result of the hospital's actions, the child now has cerebral palsy, a permanent lifelong condition.

Cerebral palsy is neurological disorder that may affect brain and nervous system functioning, and is often characterized by difficulty controlling movement, balance and posture. People with cerebral palsy may also face a variety of other impediments, including visual, learning, hearing and speech challenges.

If you have questions about cerebral palsy, or believe that your child suffered a birth injury as the result of negligent medical care, consulting with an experienced California birth injury lawyer right away is important. A knowledgeable California birth injury attorney can begin an investigation into the facts surrounding your matter and help you determine your next steps.

In this instance, facts presented at trial showed that hospital staff failed to follow the doctor's orders by allowing the mother to experience excessive contractions without intervention, and failed to reduce or eliminate the administration of her Epidural. As a result, the baby became stuck in the mother's birth canal, and suffered oxygen deprivation. The child now suffers from spastic quadriplegia.

The money will go toward improving the child's quality of life by providing life long medical care and rehabilitation.

For more information or if you believe that your child may have suffered a birth injury, please contact the top California birth injury law firm of Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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