In 2002, a premature baby was born with cerebral palsy after being deprived of oxygen while in his mother’s womb. The delivery took place at Harbor Hospital in Maryland.
The parents of the young boy, now 9 years old, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and the staff in regards to their son’s condition. They claimed that the staff should have recognized that their son was not receiving the proper amount of oxygen while in the womb and should have performed an emergency C-section.
A Baltimore jury agreed with the parents in the case and decided that the negligent hospital staff were directly connected to the development of cerebral palsy in the newborn. They awarded the parents a total of $21 million.
If your child suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the cerebral palsy birth injury lawyers of the Driscoll Firm, P.C., by calling 800-305-9800 today.