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Florida residents file birth injury lawsuit

Posted on November 19th, 2012 No Comments

A Florida couple has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the United States after their son was born with severe brain damage at a U.S. naval hospital in Pensacola. The parents are seeking $80 million for their child’s injuries, which they believe were caused by medical malpractice.

According to the lawsuit, the physician failed to deliver the child in a timely manner. When the mother was admitted to the hospital, she was given medication to quicken the labor process. Two hours later, the child began to show signs of severe fetal distress that continued until it was finally delivered via emergency caesarean section more than two hours later.

Doctors had to resuscitate the infant following his birth because he had no heartbeat and was not breathing. The lawsuit claims the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. The newborn experienced a lack of oxygen to the brain that left him with permanent brain damage that also causes seizures. The prosecutors state that the boy will need physical, speech, and occupational therapy for several years. The parents believe their son’s injuries were caused by negligence and delayed treatment.

If you or someone you love has experienced brain damage or severe brain trauma caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else, a lawsuit can help you obtain the financial compensation you need and deserve. To learn more about your legal options, contact the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie.

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