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July 12, 2013
A hospital in Columbus has agreed to pay $5.25 million to settle a claim stemming from an Ohio Birth Injury allegedly caused by a doctor’s negligence. Reports indicate the incident occurred in 2006 at Ohio State University’s Wexler Medical Center.
According to an article from the Daily Journal, the mother of the child was admitted to the hospital when she began labor; however the child was not delivered until the following morning via cesarean section. Between admittance to the facility and delivery, the mother was given a drug that decreased the flow of oxygen to the baby’s brain so much that he was born with brain injuries that will affect him the rest of his life.
The parents of the child later filed suit against the hospital, claiming the administration of the drug was done incorrectly and the doctor waited too long to decide to perform the birth via cesarean section.
The doctor responsible for causing the child’s injuries has since retired form the medical field.
Records show the settlement is the second largest of its kind paid by the medical center in its history.
The Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy know how devastating the effects of a mistake during childbirth can be. The firm hopes the decision will bring a sense of closure to the family of the victim.
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