October 26, 2007

Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy - $8 million verdict

by Robert D'Iorio

Earlier this week a Lewiston family and their son who has cerebral palsy received a nearly $8 million medical malpractice award in a lawsuit against Central Maine Medical Center and one of its midwives.

The plaintiff’s alleged that the midwife and the Lewiston hospital should have recommended an emergency Caesarean section when their baby appeared to be in fetal distress. Furthermore, that the fetal distress was caused by a lack of oxygen and blood to the child’s brain.

As a result of the fetal distress the child now has cerebral palsy.

October 15, 2007

Cerebral Palsy / Medical Malpractice Verdict Boston $26.5 Million

by Robert D'Iorio

Earlier this week a Brockton family received a verdict of $26.5 million. The Plaintiffs alleged that the doctors failed to recognize the signs of fetal distress and didn't perform a Caesarian section fast enough the morning of March 14, 1997. Furthermore, the plaintiffs stated that this delay resulted in Jose Bejarano Jr developing Cerebral palsy.

It was an award for him,” said Bejarano, 42, a self-employed trucker. “It’s for him just to make his life better, as much as we can.”

Bejarano and his wife, Maria, said the money allows them to continue to care for Jose at home.