California hospital settles infant malpractice case for $4M
August 25, 2008 – A hospital in Porterville, California, last week agreed to pay $4 million to settle charges of medical malpractice involving a Caesarean section delivery that resulted in brain damage to an infant boy.
The malpractice lawsuit alleged that a delay between complications and the Caesarean delivery left the baby oxygen starved and resulted in cerebral palsy, a form of permanent brain damage.
An amount in addition to the $4 million was agreed upon by the hospital, but terms of that segment of the agreement remained confidential.
The lawsuit charged the hospital, and named as co-defendants the doctor and the anesthesiologist. The doctor has been involved in five previous lawsuits against the hospital. All five cases were disposed or a settlement was reached prior to trial.Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – We’re here for you . . .
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