An ob/gyn failed to act on signs of fetal distress, resulting in a birth trauma.
The plaintiff, a pregnant mother, suffered a birth trauma when the doctor failed to act on indications of fetal distress. The patient arrived at the hospital with a low grade fever and was making minimal progress in labor. She was diagnosed in the evening with an infection of the placenta and amniotic fluid. It was noticed the monitors were indicating fetal distress. However, the Caesarean Section was ordered the next day, which resulted in her baby being born with cerebral palsy. The child suffers from 20 to 50 seizures daily and has a substantially diminished life expectancy. The verdict can only help recoup in some way what was lost. (Attorney Paul O’Connor handled the case.)