$6.15 Million for a Michigan Infant with Cerebral Palsy from Vacuum Extractor Injury
Vacuum extractor Injury attorney serving clients in Detroit, Michigan, Ohio, Washington DC, and nationwide
The plaintiff in this case went to the hospital while in labor. An experienced nurse handled the birth. The mother was dilated to 9.5 cm for two hours. Although the mother was not fully dilated, the baby was delivered by vacuum extraction. However, near the time of delivery the child suffered a stroke, resulting in mild hemiparesis (paralysis on one side of the body) and cerebral palsy. The plaintiff claimed that the stroke was the result of pushing before complete dilation and the improper use of a vacuum extractor and that a C-section would have prevented injury. The child will require future surgeries and may have a learning disability.
By Jesse Reiter