Ohio to pay millions for birth injury lawsuit settlement

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) 900-7704 if you believe medical malpractice might have caused your baby to have cerebral palsy and you would like to explore your legal options.

Mother sues Texas physicians for daughter’s cerebral palsy

A mother in Southeast Texas is blaming the actions of the physician who delivered her daughter for the cerebral palsy of her two-year-old girl. According to the lawsuit filed on Thursday, September 12 at the Jefferson County District Court in Texas, plaintiff Kalyn Mary Pedigo said her daughter, Mary Kathryn, began manifesting signs of involuntary movements after she was born on July 5, 2011.

The plaintiff claimed that physicians from the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas-Beaumont could have stopped the condition from happening if only they had properly monitored her during her delivery.

Pedigo is seeking an unspecified amount for damages, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, and other relief the court finds applicable.

Cerebral palsy, a condition that causes involuntary movement and usually a host of disorders affecting the brain and the nervous system, can be a burden to both those who have the disorder and their family. If you or a person you love has developed it due to the negligence of other parties, such as physicians or medical institutions, talk with our experienced attorneys at The Driscoll Firm about pursing a lawsuit. Call us today at (800) 900-7704.

$130M awarded to NY family in medical malpractice lawsuit

A Long Island family was recently awarded $130 million for medical malpractice that resulted in their daughter’s cerebral palsy.

Parents Danni and Frank Reilly filed charges against St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, L.I., claiming the hospital was liable for the severe brain damage that their daughter Shannon was born with in 2002. Shannon, 10, cannot walk and speak but can hear and is aware of everything around her, according to the family’s lawyer.

In a 2009 trial, the family was offered $8 million by the hospital, but was advised to take their claim to trial. An appeals court agreed to hold a new trial after it was argued that a nurse had not followed proper procedure in monitoring Shannon when she was born.

Shannon’s parents are relieved that the trial favored them and their daughter will be protected for the rest of her life. This result is the second largest award for medical malpractice in New York.

At The Driscoll Firm, our legal team is devoted to fighting for the rights of children who have cerebral palsy due to the errors of negligent medical professionals. If this has happened to your family, call (800) 900-7704 to discuss how we may be able to help you obtain financial compensation.

Hospital liable in cerebral palsy birth complication

A hospital recently admitted liability in the case of a boy with cerebral palsy caused by complications of his birth.

Daniel Spencer sustained brain damage when he was deprived of oxygen while his mother was suffering placental abruption during the delivery at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in 2001. The dispute was focused on the fact that Daniel was delivered 33 minutes after the complications were understood, whereas the average time is only 15 minutes and an expert said six minutes would have been enough time for him.

Rather than going to trial, the family agreed to the hospital paying 75 percent of the full liability, which is still to be determined.

Regrettably, many families, such as the Spencers, undergo the pain and suffering that accompany cerebral palsy at the hands of negligent medical professionals all too often. Our attorneys at The Driscoll Firm know that facing such a situation can be difficult and overwhelming, but are here to help you should your child be suffering this disorder due to another’s reckless actions. Call (800) 900-7704 to discuss your legal options today.

New York girl awarded $103 million in cerebral palsy lawsuit

A 17-year-old New York girl was recently awarded $103 million in her cerebral palsy lawsuit. The lawsuit stated that the girl developed cerebral palsy due to hospital negligence, and the jury sided with the plaintiff.

The girl’s mother, carrying twins, started contractions three months before her due date. The hospital staff failed to notice that her pains were in fact premature contractions until it was too late. The woman went into labor one week after entering the hospital and delivered twin girls.

One twin developed normally, but the other developed cerebral palsy. Seventeen years later, one of the twins is an independent teenager who has complete control of her mobility and cognitive functions, while the other requires constant care and attention. The teenager suffering from cerebral palsy is confined to a wheelchair and has numerous neurological problems. She chose to file a lawsuit against the hospital staff in order to acquire financial compensation to pay for her future needs regarding care.

If your child developed cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, you may be entitled to compensation to help with the medical bills. Please contact the cerebral palsy lawyers of The Driscoll Firm, P.C., by calling 800-305-9800 today for more information.


Kansas couple files lawsuit after son develops spastic quadriplegia following difficult birth

A couple residing in Kansas has filed a cerebral palsy lawsuit against the hospital in which their son was born as well as against two physicians who were involved in his birth. The lawsuit states that hospital staff negligence directly led to the couple’s child developing cerebral palsy.

In March 2010, the expectant mother entered the hospital in order to deliver her son. The physicians attempted to induce the woman but failed, so they conducted two different vacuum extraction procedures in order to remove the child from his mother’s womb.

These two procedures failed, so the doctors instead decided to pursue an emergency cesarean section. During the c-section, the mother’s uterus ruptured. The child was believed to have suffered a seizure during this time and was delivered with several birth injuries as a result.

Shortly after being born, the infant developed spastic quadriplegia, which is a serious form of cerebral palsy, and his parents believe that the negligence of the hospital staff directly led to this condition.



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