Most expectant mothers anticipate the births of their children to be difficult but beautiful experiences. No mother wants something to go wrong during labor and delivery that could result in serious injuries to her unborn child. Unfortunately, negligence and other medical malpractice errors can lead to such difficult outcomes.
Louisiana readers may be interested in a medical malpractice case that recently came to an end. The situation began in 2014 when a mother went into labor. While at the hospital, the woman had concerns because she could not feel the baby moving. She expressed her concerns, but the lawsuit claims that staff at the hospital ignored those concerns. As a result, the child did not move for approximately six hours during labor.
The situation resulted in the child suffering brain damage that experts indicated would not have occurred had a cesarean section taken place. Now, the child is five years old and cannot walk, sit up on his own or talk. The verdict ruled in favor of the mother and awarded her $101 million. However, both sides agreed to cap the amount at $50 million.
It can be immensely difficult to come to terms with the fact that someone else’s negligence caused harm to one’s child. When the situation involves medical malpractice, it can seem unbelievable to those involved. Still, as this case shows, it may be important to pursue legal action in efforts to obtain much-needed compensation for the damages that can result from such serious medical errors. If Louisiana residents believe that they or a loved one has been the victim of such malpractice, they may want to gain information on their options.