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Permanent disability claimed in birth injury lawsuit

A birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a Pennsylvania mother (currently unnamed in the press), claiming that her son suffered grievous bodily harm as the result of a doctor’s negligence in 2012. The lawsuit was filed in federal court against the doctor and Delaware Valley Community Health, which was operating as Maria de los …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed for forty million USD

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy have filed a $40 million birth injury lawsuit, claiming that their son’s disorder was caused by medical malpractice. The parents of Maverick Ramseyer, now age six, filed the suit against Silverton Hospital in Oregon. The boy’s movements and coordination are hindered by the neurological disorder. He needs …

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Appeals court affirms 20.6 million USD award in birth injury lawsuit

An appeals court upheld an award of $20.6 million to the family of a boy who now suffers from cerebral palsy due to a birth injury. The family had been awarded $21 million by a jury in Baltimore City Circuit Court, but that was reduced to $20.6 million because of Maryland’s cap on non-economic damages. …

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Jury awards $8.45 million to boy with cerebral palsy in birth injury lawsuit

A jury in a birth injury case awarded $8.45 million to a boy who suffered severe injuries after an eight-minute delay in inserting a breathing tube. The jury found that medical personnel at Northeast Georgia Medical Center did not follow the proper standards of care when the boy was born in 2008. Jakob Medley, now …

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Pfizer asks judge to dismiss more than 500 birth injury lawsuits

Pfizer, a pharmaceutical giant, asked a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss more than 500 cases from all over the country alleging that the firm’s antidepressant drug Zoloft causes birth injuries. The 526 lawsuits, which have been combined into multidistrict litigation in Philadelphia, allege that Pfizer was negligent in failing to warn pregnant women that birth injuries …

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Illinois jury awards $1 million in birth injury case

The family of an Illinois girl who was injured during birth was awarded $1 million by a jury in a medical malpractice case. The award came after a six-day trial and five hours of deliberation. Bailei Rae has a brachial plexus injury, which limits the movement of her left arm, as well as permanent nerve …

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About Erb’s palsy

Erb’s palsy is an injury that can occur during birth. When such an injury is the result of medical malpractice, the child’s family may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Erb’s palsy has similarities with brachial plexus palsy, which is the loss of upper arm movement caused by nerve damage that occurs …

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Cerebral palsy among the most serious birth injuries

Cerebral palsy is one of the most serious injuries that can be caused by medical malpractice during labor or delivery. The condition can be caused by a deficiency of oxygen to the child’s brain, and the effects can last a lifetime. Cerebral palsy includes a number of different neurological disorders that have a negative effect …

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Over 14 million dollars awarded in birth injury lawsuit

An Ohio jury has awarded $14.5 million to a boy who suffered a birth injury. The jury returned the verdict against a hospital and doctor in favor of the 11-year-old boy and his mother, Stephanie Stewart. The child suffered a brain hemorrhage after a delay in his delivery, and he now suffers from cognitive delays, …

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Infection rates in Iillinois hospitals may bring Medicare penalties

This fall, Medicare payments may be docked for six or more Illinois hospitals as the government cracks down on infections and other injuries to patients. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which has one of the highest rates of hospital-acquired medical conditions in the state, is on the list. Beginning in October, annual penalties for Northwestern and five …

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