$3.6 million settlement for brain damaged child
A six-year-old New Hampshire girl will receive $3.6 million to pay for medical care she will need as a result of a brain injury she suffered at the time of delivery. During her mother’s labor, the hospital nurses repeatedly questioned whether the infant was receiving adequate oxygen, but the obstetric staff ignored their concerns about fetal distress. When the baby was born several hours later, she was severely asphyxiated. She now suffers from severe developmental delays, and functions at the level of an infant. The case was settled at mediation before any depositions were taken.