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Obstetrician's Failure to Exercise Standard of Care Resulted in Stillborn Birth

Obstetrician's Failure to Exercise Standard of Care Resulted in Stillborn Birth

The obstetrician knew of the mother's medical history of failure to progress during labor which required her to undergo a C-section, yet still pursued a vaginal delivery. In spite of hours of labor, the mother's development of a fever and fetal tachycardia, the obstetrician did not alter the course of delivery. Upon birth, the obstetrician recognized shoulder dystocia, yet was unsuccessful in maneuvering the baby free. Positioning the mother differently allowed the obstetrician to finally deliver the baby, however, the baby no longer had a heart rate or respirations. The parents sued the obstetrician for violating the standard of care resulting in the loss of their son, and the jury agreed, thus awarding them $2.7 million.

Although minor birth injuries are not uncommon during delivery, mother or fetal death is not a normal outcome, and may indicate the presence of horrific medical errors. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC care about helping clients recover if you or your loved ones have suffered such a travesty. We hold a regional reputation as top plaintiff's litigators in the area of medical malpractice. Our attorneys interview, consult, and retain nationally respected medical experts in order to provide clients with the best legal representation possible. If you believe medical malpractice has caused the loss of your child or spouse, please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a no-obligation meeting with an attorney.

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