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$32 Million Jury Verdict in Birth Injury Lawsuit

While the majority of babies are delivered without complication, when birth injuries occur, they can be devastating. Depending on the nature of the injury, families may face a lifetime of expenses, including costs for medical bills, rehabilitation and day-to-day living.

Where the injury occurs as the result of negligent medical care, it may be possible to bring a claim for medical malpractice. Negligent medical care includes those situations where medical personnel fail to provide the requisite standard of care.

If you believe your child may have suffered a birth injury as the result of negligent medical care, consulting with an experienced California birth injury lawyer should be a top priority. A skilled birth injury attorney can begin an investigation into all the circumstances surrounding an incident and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

In a recent birth injury lawsuit, a mother experienced complications during labor. According to facts presented at trial, the baby's heart rate dropped to dangerous levels, indicating fetal distress. Despite these warning signs, the nurses on duty failed to notify the doctor in a timely fashion. Had the doctor been notified immediately, it is possible that an emergency cesarean section could have been performed, and the birth injuries could have been prevented, or lessened. However, according to the lawsuit, as a result of the delay the infant was without the necessary oxygen for close to forty-five minutes and was born with severe brain damage. She now suffers from cerebral palsy.

A jury awarded the family $32 million to help the family pay for the lifetime of care the girl will now require.

For more information or if you believe your child suffered a birth injury as the result of negligent medical care, please contact the top California birth injury attorneys at Bostwick & Peterson for an immediate consultation.

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