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.
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) 305-9800 to discuss your legal options today.