A settlement was recently agreed upon in a birth injury case that was filed following the April 7, 2001 delivery of infant Roberto Morales Jr. During the delivery, medical personnel at Aurora, Illinois’ Provena Mercy Medical Center delivered the drug Pitocin to the mother in order to induce contractions and expedite the delivery process. However, this drug is also known to cause reduction in the infant’s heart rate and oxygen level. The suit filed against the hospital claims that medical personnel failed to respond to signs that the infant was in distress due to a restricted oxygen supply. Although the at-risk infant was transported by air to a more advanced hospital facility soon after birth, he sustained a critical brain injury as a result of oxygen deprivation during delivery and will likely require lifelong care.
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