On October 28th, a 3-year-old girl was awarded $9.6 million for damages she sustained in a birth injury. The medical malpractice lawsuit claims that Dr. Paul Davainis failed to perform a C-section delivery promptly and by delaying the procedure caused the child to sustain serious injuries. The complaint alleges that the baby’s heart rate had decreased and that it was determined the mother would not be able to deliver vaginally. Unfortunately, Dr. Davainis made the decision too late causing the child to sustain brain injuries. She will never be capable of walking, talking, eating without a feeding tube, and also suffers from seizures. U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez ruled for the plaintiffs awarding the child with $9.6 million and also $250,000 to the child’s mother, Micaela Palacio, for her emotional damages she sustained.
Hospitals, physicians, and medical personnel are required by law to provide an acceptable level of care to all patients. In the event that a patient receives care that is less than acceptable resulting in further injury, illness or death, they may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice case. Birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and surgical errors are a few examples of medical malpractice.
The experienced St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while holding the negligent medical provider accountable. Our attorneys have over 95 years of experience and have recovered over $350 million in compensation. We believe your health and safety are the top priority, and when they are compromised, we will fight to hold any negligence party accountable. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.