The Whitney family of Virginia is currently involved in litigation with a Hawaii military hospital for the birth injuries their son sustained in 2010. Though the court has approved a $9 million settlement, the family and their legal representative are still preparing for a trial as the settlement is still in need of approval by the Department of Justice.
The case has reached this point of approval once before, only to have the Department of Justice deny the settlement. The terms of the settlement include $5 million cash for immediate expenses and suffering involved with the traumatic birth of the couple’s son as well as $4 million throughout the life of the baby.
The parents of the child born with cerebral palsy include negligent treatment by attending physicians during the birth of their son in their list of complaints. The cited problems include: failing to respond to signs of a uterine rupture, taking an inappropriate amount of time to execute a cesarean section, and failing to consult the obstetrician before birth.
The birth of your child should be a joyful experience. When negligent medical staff cause you and your child injuries during pregnancy or birth, there may be life-long consequences such as your once healthy child developing cerebral palsy. Contact the birth injury attorneys at the Driscoll Firm if you believe a physician, nurse, or other medical representative was the cause of your child’s health condition. Call (800) 305-9800 today for more information on how our legal team can help you.