Thursday, June 18, 2009

Maryland Birth Injury Lawsuit Nets Award of $4 Million

A jury in Maryland agreed with the claims of negligence brought forth in a malpractice case against an emergency room physician and an obstetrician. Now 9 years old, Ryan Dineen suffered from a lack of oxygen at the time of his birth and developed a severe case of cerebral palsy as a result.

His mother was admitted to an area hospital during the 36th week of her pregnancy with complaints of nausea and abdominal pain. While her condition was being assessed, the fetal heartbeat was not monitored consistently. Hours after her admission, it was found that the baby’s heartbeat had dipped significantly, prompting doctors to launch into an emergency caesarean section procedure. However, the suit claims that this action was taken too late to prevent the lack of oxygen that ultimately resulted in Ryan’s cerebral palsy.

Has your family been impacted by the tragedy of a birth injury? If so, we can help.
Contact the birth injury 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.