Girl Suffered Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury, Awarded $12M

A birth injury that occurred in 2001 left a girl with Cerebral Palsy, and her family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit. The complaint listed Health Service Executive (HSE) and the physician responsible for the birth, as the defendants. The mother of the girl went to the hospital believing her water had broken but was sent home with medication. She returned to the hospital a few days later and insisted that she be admitted. She gave birth through many complications and the baby suffered seizures and was in poor condition. She survived but is now a teenager that requires care 24/7. She is restricted to a wheelchair, is unable to communicate, and will never be able to care for herself. Her parents filed the lawsuit and have finally been awarded $12 million for their damages and future expenses for caring for their daughter.

Birth injuries are often preventable and are one example of medical malpractice. Surgical errors, lack or late diagnosis’, and pharmacy errors are also a few medical malpractice examples. An individual that is seeking the guidance and treatment of a medical professional should not sustain further damages due to the provider's negligence. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other medical staff cause harm to patients thousands of times a year. While obtaining compensation will not lessen the pain you or a loved one have suffered, you owe it to yourself to seek justice for your damages.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth believe you are entitled to receive the best medical care for your illnesses and injuries, and when that care is less than acceptable we will fight to obtain the justice you deserve. Our attorneys will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while being available to address any questions throughout the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.

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