News Category: Birth Injury

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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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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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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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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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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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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Arkansas Doctor & Medical Center Found Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage;  Family Awarded $46.5 Million
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Arkansas Doctor & Medical Center Found Negligent for Infant’s Brain Damage; Family Awarded $46.5 Million

After a two-week medical malpractice trial, an Arkansas jury awarded more than $46 million in damages to the family of two-year-old Kara Smalls. The jury found that the brain damage sustained by the toddler could have been avoided if not for the negligence of Dr. Jonathan Lewis and the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden,

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Baltimore Family Earns $55 Million Settlement In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
01 oct
Baltimore Family Earns $55 Million Settlement In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Rebecca Fielding, in agreement with her husband, Enso Martinez, had hoped to give birth to their child at home. However, due to complications and the necessity of a Caesarean section, Fielding was transported via ambulance to the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. But instead of receiving prompt medical attention and surgery, Fielding

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