Lack of Oxygen During Delivery – Delayed C Section Causes Cerebral Palsy and Birth Asphyxia
A $5,600,000.00 settlement was reached
Rebecca Smith did not come into this world easily. After a prolonged birth, she was delivered by Cesarean section. Rebecca had very low APGAR scores and developed seizures within 24 hours of life. The Eisen Law firm carefully reviewed all the birth medical records and realized that the fetal heart rate monitors showed that Rebecca was in fetal distress long before the obstetrician decided to proceed with a Cesarean delivery. While in distress, Rebecca was deprived of oxygen (asphyxia), and this deprivation resulted in Rebecca having Cerebral Palsy.
The birth injury attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm filed suit against the obstetrician and the hospital, claiming that Rebecca’s cerebral palsy was a direct result of their failure to perform a Cesarean section earlier. In other words, medical negligence caused the cerebral palsy. The defendants claimed that the cerebral palsy was caused by an infection in the placenta. In the end, The Eisen Law Firm was successful in securing a settlement that covered all of Rebecca’s future medical needs.