News Category: Pediatric Malpractice

Anytime someone is harmed while trying to seek medical treatment it can be hurtful and cause stress, but it can be especially devastating to a parent whose child is injured do to the negligence of a healthcare provider. The most common pediatric emergency care malpractice suits involve cardiac conditions, appendicitis, and disorders of the male anatomy. Additionally, one of the lead causal factor in these suits is misdiagnosis, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

A death or injury in pediatric malpractice cases may have various causes. A physician must always maintain a standard of care or they may be found negligent and liable for the harm caused to the juvenile patient. A standard of care refers to the basic oversight and treatment a reasonable and competent doctor would provide a patient.

Oregon Family Files a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the St. Charles Health System
13 jun
Oregon Family Files a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Against the St. Charles Health System

After nine months of waiting, Angela Marchant went into labor on July 22, 2016. She was rushed into the St. Charles Family Birthing Center, located in Bend, Oregon. The center is operated by the St. Charles Health System, which is one of the largest providers of medical care in the state of Oregon. According to

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Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor and Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice; Awards Family $40.3 Million
06 jun
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor and Hospital Liable for Medical Malpractice; Awards Family $40.3 Million

Kira Charlton went into labor on March 2, 2011 and was rushed to the Delaware County Memorial Hospital, located in Drexel Hill, PA. Charlton’s twins were deemed healthy throughout her pregnancy, but her doctors advised a cesarean section. According to a 2013 medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of the Charlton family, when she arrived

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01 jun
PA Jury Finds Lancaster Pediatric Associates Negligent in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit; Family Awarded $4 Million

Eight years ago, Michelle Goldstein gave birth to a baby girl. Holding her daughter after the delivery was one of the most thrilling moments of her life. But just 32 days later, Goldstein’s joy was transformed into a debilitating sorrow. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed in March 2016, Goldstein brought her baby back

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25 apr
Pennsylvania Jury Finds Doctor Liable for Medical Malpractice; Family Awarded $47 Million

In December 2012, about a month and a half before her due date, Corradina “Corry” Baldacchino was rushed to the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. When Baldacchino’s baby girl was born she only weighed three pounds and according to medical records she was bleeding from the back of her head. In 2015,

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20 mar
Ohio Doctor Found Liable for Medical Malpractice; Family Awarded $11.35 Million

When Lisa Ellis went into labor with her first child on April 26, 2001, Matthew Ellis, her husband, was ready. He quickly packed the car and rushed his wife and unborn son into the Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. Lisa had a difficult delivery. Her son’s head was facing in the wrong direction and her

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11 jan
Minnesota Oral Surgeon Settles Medical Malpractice Lawsuit with Family for $2.06 Million

When Sydney Galleger was told that she needed to get her wisdom teeth removed, she decided to wait until she finished her junior year of high school. Galleger was busy with her final exams and planning out which colleges she would be applying to the next year. On June 9, 2015, a few weeks after her

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15 dec
Brooklyn Jury Finds Maimonides Medical Center Liable for Wrongful Death of Infant

Toward the end of 2009, after having trouble conceiving, Danielle Madden Buck and her husband decided to try in-vitro fertilization. The procedure worked and Buck became pregnant with triplets. Her doctors, however, advised her that carrying triplets was dangerous and that twins would be more likely to survive than three infants. Buck took the recommendation

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Jury Finds New Jersey Hospital & Doctor Liable for Brain Trauma; Awards Family $17 Million
01 dec
Jury Finds New Jersey Hospital & Doctor Liable for Brain Trauma; Awards Family $17 Million

Jury Finds New Jersey Hospital & Doctor Liable for Brain Trauma; Awards Family $17 Million Kelsey Heaney was seven-years-old when she began showing signs of respiratory distress. Her symptoms became so severe that her parents rushed her to the Jersey Shore University Medical Center on November 14, 2008. The attending physicians quickly diagnosed Heaney with

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Forceps and Vacuum Births Gone Wrong
01 dec
Forceps and Vacuum Births Gone Wrong

Dangerous Deliveries: Forceps and Vacuum Births Gone Wrong Rachel Melancon and her fiancée, Allen Coats, were overjoyed when they learned in the spring of 2013 that they were having a baby. “I just found out that you are swimming in my tummy. I have waited for you so long,” the 24-year-old expectant mother wrote in her

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How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury
01 nov
How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury

When Waiting Wreaks Havoc How Delayed C-Sections Can Cause Serious Injury When Victoria Upsey arrived at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center on a Sunday afternoon in August of 2008, the 34-year-old expectant mother knew something wasn’t right. Her baby wasn’t due for another month, but she was experiencing “constant cramps,” according to court documents, and her

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New Jersey Jury Awards Family $6 Million After Hearing 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
31 oct
New Jersey Jury Awards Family $6 Million After Hearing 2014 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Toniquea Rivers was just seven months into her pregnancy when she was rushed to the Saint Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ. Rivers’ doctors found that her baby was in distress and scheduled an emergency caesarean section for that day. Her baby boy, Zion Rivers, was successfully delivered on January 27, 2012 by C-section. Soon

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Delaware Jury Finds Obstetrician Negligent & Awards Family $3 Million
25 oct
Delaware Jury Finds Obstetrician Negligent & Awards Family $3 Million

On April 9, 2008 Monica Broughton consented to her doctor’s recommendation that they induce labor. Broughton had just learned that she had developed diabetes during her pregnancy.  She had also recently been told that her unborn son’s shoulder was stuck behind her pelvis. She never considered an alternative, especially because, according to the lawsuit, Wong

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California Family Continues to Wait for Millions Awarded in 2014
27 sep
California Family Continues to Wait for Millions Awarded in 2014

California Family Continues to Wait for Millions Awarded in 2014 More than nine years ago a routine prenatal exam at the Pittsburg Health Center, located in northern California, ended in catastrophe for the Cuevas family. According to a medical malpractice lawsuit, filed on behalf of the family, the attending doctor did not respond quickly enough

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Jury Finds Colorado Doctor Negligent for Child’s Brain Damage;  Family Awarded $4 Million
23 aug
Jury Finds Colorado Doctor Negligent for Child’s Brain Damage; Family Awarded $4 Million

Jury Finds Colorado Doctor Negligent for Child’s Brain Damage; Family Awarded $4 Million In the fall of 2005, Pamela Rudnicki rushed to the Memorial Hospital, located in Colorado Springs, CO. Rudnicki was nearly nine months pregnant at the time and was approaching her due date when her doctor, Peter Bianco, made the decision to induce

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2013 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Settled;  Chicago Heights Hospital Pays Family $15 Million
14 aug
2013 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Settled; Chicago Heights Hospital Pays Family $15 Million

2013 Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Settled; Chicago Heights Six years ago, Nyelle Brown was born in a Chicago Heights hospital. Her delivery was at first a routine one, but after being administered Pitocin—a drug that induces labor and contractions—both child and mother began to experience significant distress. Instead of opting for a cesarean section, the staff,

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Jury Finds Pennsylvania Doctor and Hospital Negligent in 2012 Delivery;  Family Awarded $14.5 Million
07 aug
Jury Finds Pennsylvania Doctor and Hospital Negligent in 2012 Delivery; Family Awarded $14.5 Million

Jury Finds Pennsylvania Doctor and Hospital Negligent in 2012 Delivery; Family Awarded $14.5 Million Five years ago, Nicole Welker went into labor with her first child. She was rushed to the Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospital, located in western Pennsylvania, nervous, but excited to meet her son for the first time. During the delivery the attending

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Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000
19 jul
Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000

Illinois Judge Orders University of Chicago Medical Center Pay Family $52,050,000 Lisa Ewing was 40 weeks pregnant in 2004 when she noticed that her baby was not moving nearly as much as he had been. Upon the discovery she immediately went to the University of Chicago Medical Center to be evaluated. But according to a

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Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent
03 jul
Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent

Superior Court Denies Appeal & Finds the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Negligent Shamir Tillery was 11 months old when he came down with a high fever. It was December 2009 and his mother, Shantice Tillery, was getting their home ready for the holidays. But when his temperature did not drop after a day, Shantice brought

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Found Negligent; Pressey Family Awarded $11.9 Million
02 jun
Children’s Hospital Colorado Found Negligent; Pressey Family Awarded $11.9 Million

Naomi Pressey was born on February 6, 2008 at which time her doctors found a structural problem with her heart that required surgery. She was transferred to Children’s Hospital Colorado for the operation that was scheduled for February 10th. But the routine procedure quickly turned into a tragedy because of the alleged negligence of the

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Two Families File Malpractice Lawsuits Against Washington State Midwife
02 jun
Two Families File Malpractice Lawsuits Against Washington State Midwife

Last month, two separate Washington State families filed malpractice lawsuits against Laura Hamilton, who each had hired as their midwife. According to the lawsuit filed by Kylie Frost and Zachariah Sprague, the alleged negligence of Hamilton led to the death of their child. The second family, Scott and Seng Hamilton, who are distant cousins of

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Syracuse Fertility Clinic Found Negligent for Birth Defect; Family Awarded $7.5 Million
22 may
Syracuse Fertility Clinic Found Negligent for Birth Defect; Family Awarded $7.5 Million

In 2010 Matthew and Danielle Cremisio made the biggest decision of their lives. They wanted to get pregnant, but soon realized that they would need professional assistance to do so. After some research they decided to hire CNY Fertility, a clinic located in Syracuse, NY. Before implantation the couple requested that CNY Fertility run a

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Judge Claims Negligence Caused Baby’s Brain Damage; Awards Family $33.8 Million
01 may
Judge Claims Negligence Caused Baby’s Brain Damage; Awards Family $33.8 Million

What was supposed to be the happiest day of Marla Dixon’s life turned into the worst because of the alleged negligence of the on-call OB/GYN, which led to the severe brain damage of her child, Earl Jr. After a two-week trial in federal court, U.S. District Judge Robert Scola found in favor of Dixon and

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Judge Finds PA Doctor Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage; Awards Family $42 Million
01 may
Judge Finds PA Doctor Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage; Awards Family $42 Million

Five years ago Christina Lane’s water broke and she was brought into the Keystone Women’s Health Center in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania ready to deliver her baby boy. Early tests showed that the baby was healthy and there were no expectations of complications. But during the delivery at the federally subsidized clinic the alleged negligence of Dr.

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Mob Attacks Hospital in India After Alleged Malpractice Claims Infant’s Life
01 may
Mob Attacks Hospital in India After Alleged Malpractice Claims Infant’s Life

Last week around 30 outraged Kolkata citizens violently attacked a hospital in India after the death of Kuheli Chakraborty, a four-month-old infant. The enraged mob reportedly cracked the glass doors at the entrance of the facility prompting police intervention to break up the protesters. Kuheli’s parents allege that if not for the negligence of doctors

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Two New Jersey Doctors Found Negligent; Infant’s Family Awarded $45 Million
19 apr
Two New Jersey Doctors Found Negligent; Infant’s Family Awarded $45 Million

After a four-week trial, a New Jersey jury in Gloucester County found that the negligence of two emergency room doctors led to the continued abuse of an infant, who suffered permanent brain damage as a result. The jury awarded the child’s mother $45 million in damages because the doctors failed to diagnose the child’s broken

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If your child becomes harmed due to the negligence of a pediatrician or other healthcare provider, you may need legal assistance to hold the responsible parties accountable. Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys are here to provide you with reliable information to help guide you through this difficult time. Review our materials and contact us today.