A sustained lack of oxygen during childbirth can be deadly. Newborns that survive are often left with profoundly debilitating health issues. In a case that was recently settled in Connecticut, a twin birth that was beset with problems ultimately resulted in an emergency caesarean section. Sadly, several delays in the process resulted in oxygen deprivation to the second-born twin. As a result, the baby was born with severe cerebral palsy, a condition often linked to oxygen deprivation. The jury found that the doctor who presided over the procedure was negligent, and a $38 million settlement was awarded in the case.
If your family has been impacted by the tragedy of a birth injury, we want to help. Let a seasoned, responsive personal injury lawyer walk you through your options. Contact the birth injury attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.