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Faulty equipment blamed for infant’s cerebral palsy

Posted on May 8th, 2012 No Comments

A Philadelphia jury awarded a young mother and her three year-old son $78.5 million after the boy developed cerebral palsy due to a delayed cesarean section. An ultrasound initially concluded that the infant had died, but another ultrasound more than an hour later found a fetal heartbeat.

The mother and her lawyer claim that the 81-minute delay in delivery had caused the condition of the already oxygen-deprived fetus to deteriorate, resulting in cerebral palsy. They contend that the ultrasound technician was not properly trained and that the equipment was antiquated.

The $78.5 million will go towards the future medical care of the child, his pain and suffering, the mother’s lost earnings, and her emotional distress.

If your child was harmed during the labor and delivery process, contact the birth injury lawyers of Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050.

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