$2 million settlement for worsened birth injury
A young boy whose brain injury was worsened by an obstetrician’s delay in performing a Cesarean section received a $2 million settlement. The infant was already showing signs of distress and possible brain injury when his mother arrived at the hospital. However, the obstetrician’s delay in delivering the boy resulted in an additional hour and a half of distress. Crowe & Mulvey was prepared to prove that the delay caused additional injury to the boy, whose condition would have been significant better if he had been delivered immediately upon his mother’s arrival at the hospital.