When Rosa Lopez’ pregnancy entered its 41st week, her doctors decided to induce labor with the drug Pitocin. However, the drug’s action proved to be too intense, putting the fetus under pressure and depriving the baby of much-needed oxygen during delivery. As a result, the child, Madeleine, suffers from severe brain damage and will require ongoing care for the rest of her life. After several years of negotiation, the individual doctors were dropped from the suit and the hospital agreed to pay a settlement of $9.75 million.
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