Doctor's Negligence During Birth Process Results in $1 Million Settlement
A Jacksonville couple's joy at the birth of their son was eclipsed by the horror and pain of the serious, permanent injuries the wife sustained due to a careless physician's negligence. Our attorneys represented the family, negotiating a $1 million settlement with the responsible doctor.
Upon admission to the hospital, labor did not progress normally and the physician allowed nurses to try manipulating the unborn child to facilitate a vaginal birth. More than 15 hours of unsuccessful labor passed before her physician ordered a Cesarean Section.
In the operating room, the physician told others that she felt faint and during the course of surgery cut through the patient's uterine artery. After the delivery, the new mother was sent to recovery where her blood pressure began to drop and she lost consciousness. This was reported to her doctor, but it was more than an hour before the physician came in to do an examination. At this point the patient was suffering from internal bleeding and severe shock; her blood pressure and pulse had become dangerously low. Although her critical injuries were accumulating, the physician waited another 12 hours before attempting to repair the bleeding artery. The new mother suffered a brain injury, damage to her reproductive system, and nerve damage to her lower extremities.