$7.5 Million Settlement at Trial for Brain Damage at Birth

After a normal pregnancy and normal fetal monitoring for more than nine hours, an unborn baby’s tests began to deteriorate. The poor fetal response indicated oxygen deprivation. In the face of the baby’s alarming heart rate, the attending obstetrician unfortunately pushed labor by administering the drug Pitocin. At trial, medical experts testified that the attending obstetrician failed to appropriately respond to the signs of fetal distress, improperly administered Pitocin, and should have delivered the distressed baby by emergency caesarian section. The birth asphyxia caused by these failures led to permanent brain damage. During the trial, the Raynes & Lawn team secured a $7.5 million recovery to take care of the child’s needs.