The legal team for Noah Whitney’s estate, a boy who was born at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2010 and now resides in Virginia, announced that they have reached a settlement with the military hospital who delivered the boy amounting to $9 million. According to the lawsuit, Whitney developed cerebral palsy due to the negligence of the hospital staff.
One of the family’s attorneys said the amount, which was put on record in a Honolulu court on Monday, January 27, is still pending approval from the United States Department of Justice. The attorney also stated that the family will be given $5 million in cash, while the remaining $4 million will be paid to the family for the remainder of Noah’s life.
The lawsuit alleged that the hospital staff failed to properly treat Whitney’s mother when delivering her by not properly addressing the signs of a uterine rupture and not completing a Cesarean.
Our attorneys at The Driscoll Firm help parents throughout the U.S. fight for the compensation they need when their child develops cerebral palsy as a result of a medical professional’s negligence. To explore your legal options in such a situation, talk with one of our attorneys by calling (800) 305-9800 today.
Doctors in Germany recently have claimed to have successfully treated a child with cerebral palsy using a new treatment of stem cells.
Known as “LB,” the little boy’s condition improved weeks after he was given umbilical cord blood through an intravenous stem cell treatment. The boy, who was in a vegetative state after a heart attack, can now talk and move within months after the treatment. According to the doctors who provided the treatment, the results of the stem cell treatment to the boy disprove doubts about the efficacy of stem cell treatment.
Developing cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice is devastating, and is, unfortunately, something that happens to far too many children. Treating and living with this condition can be expensive; however, when it is the fault of another party, such as a medical professional, our lawyers at The Driscoll Firm may be able to help obtain financial compensation to off-set many of these costs. Call (800) 305-9800 to discuss your options if you believe your child was the victim of medical malpractice.
On January 17, 2011, a Chicago woman gave birth to a boy with cerebral palsy. Several different medical mistakes led to the development of this birth injury, and now the woman is suing the hospital for medical malpractice.
During the delivery, the heart monitor was showing a normal heartbeat, but the doctors noticed that the baby was suffering from a lack of oxygen. They continued with the vaginal delivery based on the heartbeat data and used the vacuum extraction method to remove the baby.
After the child was born, it was determined that he did indeed suffer from oxygen deprivation to his brain, which in turn caused him to develop cerebral palsy. Shortly after, it was discovered that the heart monitor was not measuring the baby’s heartbeat but instead the mother’s.
The parents of the young boy with cerebral palsy have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital and certain personnel. They are alleging that the doctors acted negligently when they utilized the faulty heart monitor and when they failed to perform an emergency C-section when necessary.