A recent case in Crawford County, Wisconsin underscored the potential severity of medical missteps that occur during the labor and delivery process. The family of a young boy who sustained severe brain injuries at birth filed malpractice claims against several medical staff members at the Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Specifically, the case claimed that a nurse and nurse midwife at the center acted negligently in the course of overseeing the patient’s delivery. A jury agreed with the substance of these claims, awarding the family $11.4 million in the case. Much of the award will be administered in a trust to help cover the patient’s health cover costs.
If your family has been impacted by the tragedy of birth injury, we can help you understand your options. 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.