A jury found Dr. Thomas Myers, a neonatologist, was negligent and has caused ongoing health problems for Tinley Parker, now five years old. They awarded more than $23 million to the family. According to the family's attorney, Tinley suffered massive blood loss at birth and was not fully transfused for approximately three hours after her birth. As a result, Tinley suffered brain damage and now has ongoing health problems, including cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
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In December 2013, Marla Dixon delivered her son, Earl, Jr., at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. At delivery, the baby was blue and his limbs were limp. The medical team revived him, but Earl, Jr. was left with a permanent, severe brain injury due to a lack of oxygen. Ms. Dixon and Earl Jr.'s father, Earl Reese-Thornton, Sr., filed suit.
A Pennsylvania federal judge recently ruled that the federal government pay $41.6 million to a couple after determining that a doctor at a federally funded health clinic negligently used forceps to deliver the couple's baby, causing permanent brain damage. The judge held that the doctor's premature and multiple uses of forceps in attempting to deliver the baby caused the newborn permanent physical and intellectual disabilities.
Generally, a constitution determines whether a statute is permissible, not the other way around. But, on Friday, the Supreme Court used a finding within statute in order to determine that it was constitutional. And, with that finding, the court protected a doctor and hospital by dismissing a malpractice claim stemming from profound birth injuries, even before the injured child turned 18 years old.
In the most unfortunate of circumstances, a loved one is lost due to the negligence of a third party. Remedy or recovery for such a loss is addressed by bringing forth a Wrongful Death action which is addressed in Section 71 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
The prescription drug Paxil has been used by many doctors across Texas and the United States to treat depression, anxiety disorders, stress disorders, and other mental conditions.
Victoria Upsey, a pregnant 34-year old single mother, went to a Philadelphia hospital three years ago experiencing complications with her pregnancy. Upon checking in to the hospital, Ms. Upsey was examined by a physician without the assistance of a trained ultrasound technician. The physician initially concluded that the baby had already died. A little over one hour later, another ultrasound was performed during which it was determined that the baby was not in fact dead. The complications were in fact causing the unborn child to be deprived of oxygen. After the second ultrasound, Ms. Upsey was rushed into cesarean surgery and the child was born with cerebral palsy.
New York birth injury attorneys reached a settlement agreement in a birth injury lawsuit for an amount of $4,320,000. The claim alleged defendants failed to deliver the injured infant in a timely manner, resulting in serious birth injuries.