Court awards $6.5M to boy’s family in birth trauma malpractice suit

Beacon News on-line reports that the family of Roberto Morales, Jr. has been awarded $6.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The settlement is a result of a brain injury that Roberto received during his delivery at Provena Mercy Medical Center. The lawsuit claimed that Roberto’s cerebral palsy was as a result of reduced oxygen flow due to the administration of the drug Pitocin during labor and childbirth..

The Medical Malpractice Settlement was made in Cook County Circuit Court.

Negligence during child birth can result in very severe injuries. While medical malpractice awards can seem very large in these cases, they are necessary to support a family with enormous educational and medical expenses caused by a child’s injury. In this case the child has cerebral palsy with very limited mobility.

This information is brought to you by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm with offices in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. If your child was injured during birth due to the negligence of the hospital, physician or nursing staff, we will work to help you receive compensation so that your child can receive the treatment and care that he or she needs now and in the future.

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