Monday, January 19, 2009

Pennsylvania Jury Awards $20.5 Million in Birth Injury Case

A Pennsylvania Jury agreed with a malpractice claiming that several preventable errors were made by medical personnel during Cody White’s June 2001 birth. Specifically, a four-hour delay that occurred during the delivery process is believed to have deprived the neonate of oxygen at a crucial juncture, resulting in cerebral palsy. Although monitoring equipment indicated that the fetus was in distress, a doctor did not arrive to attend to the birth for more than two hours. At that time, the medical team opted to attempt to induce the birth rather than initiate an emergency C-section. Today, Cody requires round the clock care. Much of the jury’s $20.5 million award will be dedicated to his lifelong health care needs.

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