Jury Awards Couple $16 Million Following Permanent Birth Injury

A birth injury attorney notes that a woman who developed a permanent nerve condition as a result of a birth injury received a multi-million-dollar verdict after a jury determined her injuries resulted from a nurse’s actions. Affected children and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation with the help of a medical malpractice attorney.

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Plaintiff Allegedly Developed Nerve Condition After Giving Birth

A couple was recently awarded $16 million after a jury found truth in the plaintiffs’ claims that staff breached the hospital’s standard of care and caused the woman to suffer permanent injuries. According to AL.com, the female plaintiff claimed a nurse refused to let her shift positions during childbirth, as had been discussed, and held her baby inside her for about six minutes despite the fact that the baby was crowning.

As a result of the incident, the woman developed a debilitating nerve condition called pudendal neuralgia that left her in near-constant pain and exhaustion and kept her from being sexually active.  She was awarded $5 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages for reckless fraud and injuries sustained during childbirth, respectively. Her husband was awarded $1 million for loss of consortium. The plaintiff claimed she initially chose the hospital because it marketed itself as a facility willing to accommodate natural birth plans.

How a Birth Injury Attorney Can Help

An experienced birth injury lawyer knows that many factors can contribute to complications during childbirth: the position of the baby, the mother’s health, and the timing of the delivery. Additionally, certain instruments and methods used by the medical team during delivery may contribute to complications and cause injury.

The parents of children who suffered birth injuries due to healthcare provider negligence may be entitled to compensation for damages, including the child’s:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
  • Scarring or physical deformities caused by the birth defect or treatment

The families of children who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

Affected families are encouraged to seek the advice of a birth injury lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.

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