When an infant’s oxygen supply is cut off during the labor and delivery process, brain injuries and cerebral palsy are often the sad results. Tragically, these cases are often precipitated by preventable medical mistakes. That’s exactly what a Kirkland, Washington jury said happened in the case of 5-year-old Miriam Tavaras. Although her mother’s pregnancy had been classified as high risk, the jury found that hospital staff did not take proper precautions in the case or respond appropriately when signs of fetal distress were detected. The award of $4.25 million is intended partially to help fund the lifelong medical care that Miriam will require.
Has your family been touched by the tragedy of birth injury? We’re here to help. Contact the 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.