When the mother went into labor, she was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital, and was placed on a fetal heart monitor. This device monitors the baby's heart rate. The monitor alerted two nurses that the baby was suffering heart deceleration, and the nurses failed to inform the physician in a timely manner, thereby causing delays in treating the condition.The heart deceleration eventually led to a life threatening condition, bradycardia. As a result, the child received brain damage, which subsequently led to spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The jury awarded the child with a $32.8 million dollar verdict against the two nurses. This verdict is believed to be one of the largest jury verdicts ever awarded in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Generally, health care professionals carry out their duties with exactitude and precision. However, much like everyone else, health care professionals are susceptible to committing mistakes. When these mistakes occur, the victim may be entitled to compensation. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experts at both identifying medical malpractice and fighting for their clients to obtain the best result possible. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 to schedule a meeting with a medical malpractice attorney.
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