$1.8 million settlement for urinary infection resulting in premature delivery of twins
The mother of twins, one of whom died shortly after delivery, and the other who suffered developmental delays, has received a $1.8 million settlement from the doctors involved in her care. The mother developed a fistula as a result of improper suture placement at the time of an earlier Cesarean section delivery. After the delivery, she began to leak urine from her bladder through the fistula into the vagina. Multiple physicians failed to investigate or locate the cause of the leakage. When the mother became pregnant again, the leaking urine caused a uterine infection and resulted in premature labor and delivery of twin girls. One of the twins died two weeks later, and the other suffers from cerebral palsy and other medical problems related to her premature birth.