The State of Ohio is paying millions to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she did not get proper medical care while pregnant inside a correction facility, causing her to deliver a baby with cerebral palsy.
According to an online report published Tuesday, March 11, Marcquietta Nored accused the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction of not giving her proper prenatal care while imprisoned at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She said in her lawsuit that the staff fell short in informing her that she was pregnant and that they never treated her hypertension.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has not stated it was guilty, but agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle the case.
Our attorneys from The Driscoll Firm understand how a devastating it is for families to deal with the repercussions of a child having cerebral palsy as a result of another party’s negligence or lack of care. Call us at (800) 305-9800 if you believe medical malpractice might have caused your baby to have cerebral palsy and you would like to explore your legal options.