Tom Valet and We settled a medical malpractice case on the eve of trial involving the premature birth of our client's child. The mother's water ruptured prematurely, and she was admitted to the hospital for observation and bed rest. Although she was not in labor, the resident physicians at the hospital repeatedly performed vaginal examinations on the mother to check for cervical dilation. These examinations contaminated the uterus with bacteria, causing a loss of oxygen to the baby, who was born with significant brain damage.
The settlement will allow the family to obtain needed occupational and physical therapy for the child as well as provide for the medical needs of the child for her lifetime. Arlene McDonald v. Bronx Lebanon Hospital.
Pain and suffering from the devastating effects of Medical Malpractice, especially involving a child, can be great. During your time of need you may overlook certain legal rights you or a loved are entitled. Contact us today for a consultation and discuss all of your options. Call toll-free at 888-335-9457 or contact us online.