Our Case Results | Birth Trauma Verdicts & Settlements

Our Case Results | Birth Trauma Verdicts & Settlements | Reiter & Walsh, PC | HIE, Birth Asphyxia, Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury AttorneysReiter & Walsh, P.C., handles cases across Michigan and throughout the U.S.  Our award-winning birth injury attorneys and medical experts are among the top in the nation, earning our place on the Michigan Lawyers Weekly‘s annual survey of “Million-Dollar Verdicts & Settlements.” We will aggressively fight to obtain the compensation your family deserves and no fees are paid to our firm until we win your case. The following birth injury and cerebral palsy case results are just a few of the multi-million dollar outcomes attained by our team.

To see a detailed explanation of what the below numbers mean, please see below, or visit our page on how we calculate our verdicts and settlements.

Birth Injury Verdicts and Settlements

$21 Million Verdict (FTCA Claim) – Severe cerebral palsy, developmental delays and seizures due to hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy

$16 Million ($4.75 Million) – Cerebral palsy due to delayed C-section / failure of medical professionals to respond to fetal distress

$15.7 Million ($5 Million) – Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) & cerebral palsy caused by failure to properly monitor premature baby and act on signs of brain dysfunction and impending respiratory failure

$14.6 Million ($3.9 Million) – Brain injury, mild cerebral palsy from failure to order c-section in a face presentation birth and improper fetal monitoring

$11.8 Million ($4.75 Million) – Cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays due to misdiagnosis of  fetal age, and failure to recognize and manage preeclampsia and fetal distress; delayed cesarean section

$11 Million ($4.35 Million) – Brain damage, hypotonic non-spastic cerebral palsy, developmental delays and cognitive deficits from excessive and improper ventilation during the neonatal period

$10 Million (5.365 Million) – Confidential birth injury case

$9.4 Million ($3.75 Million) – Cerebral palsy, cognitive defects and developmental delays from birth asphyxia due to failure to order c-section delivery and incorrect administration of Cytotec

$9 Million ($3.85 Million) – Cerebral palsy from HIE caused by failure to act when signs of IUGR, chronic oxygen deprivation and fetal distress were present; delayed c-section delivery

$8.7 Million ($3.5 Million) – Delayed delivery and the failure to treat maternal infection leads to cerebral palsy, permanent brain damage, physical disabilities and cognitive impairments

$8.5 Million ($3.9 Million) – Cerebral palsy and hypoxic ischemic encepalopathy (HIE) caused by delayed c-section delivery when fetal distress was present

$8.3 Million ($3.6375 Million) – Cerebral palsy and developmental delays from ignored fetal distress and forceps trauma

$8.3 Million ($1.3 Million) – Misdiagnosis of bacterial infection resulting in cognitive deficits and cerebral palsy

$6.9 Million – Cerebral palsy from HIE caused by delayed cesarean section delivery when fetal distress was present

$6.8 Million ($3.75 Million) – Cerebral palsy and cognitive defects due to delayed C-section, ill-advised VBAC

$6.6 Million ($3.5 Million)  – Mismanagement of a baby in breech presentation causes cerebral palsy and permanent disabilities

$6.3 Million ($2.25 Million) – Twins with cerebral palsy and developmental problems due to delayed emergency c-section

$6.159 Million Verdict – Cerebral palsy from cord wrapped around baby’s neck (nuchal cord), stroke, lack of oxygen in baby’s brain, vacuum extractor injury and delayed C-section

$5.9 Million – Cerebral palsy from kernicterus caused by delayed diagnosis and treatment of hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice)

$5.7 Million ($2.05 Million) – One twin with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy resulting in mild cerebral palsy, developmental delays.

$5 Million – Untreated maternal infection led to mild to moderate cognitive delays, learning disabilities and cerebral palsy

$4.7 Million ($987,500) – Severe fetal distress and hypoxic injury led to hemiparesis and cognitive delay

$4.6 Million ($2.75 Million) – Delayed delivery causes hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), developmental delays, cognitive impairments, seizures and permanent brain damage

$4.5 Million – Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by overventilation

$4.2 Million ($1.625 Million) – Confidential birth injury case

$4.2 Million ($1.125 Million) – Cerebral palsy and seizure disorder from improper use of vacuum

$3.5 Million – Twins with cerebral palsy and cognitive impairments due to undiagnosed and untreated chronic vessel disease in mother leading to placental abruption

$3.2 Million ($1.875 Million) – Confidential birth injury case

$2.9 Million ($1.1 Million) – Birth trauma and neonatal hypoglycemia resulting in severe cognitive disabilities

$2.65 Million – Confidential birth injury case

$2.225 Million – Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy from birth asphyxia, failure to deliver high birth weight baby via c-section

$2.1 Million – Twins with cerebral palsy and cognitive deficits from failure to avert preterm labor

$1.995 Million – Mild developmental delays, hemiparesis and seizures from from spinal meningitis not timely treated

$1.95 Million – Cerebral palsy and developmental delays from failure to follow-up on decreased amniotic fluid levels and delayed emergency c-section

$1.825 Million – Developmental delays due to heart rate deceleration, Pitocin overuse, and birth trauma

$1.55 Million – Cerebral palsy from overventilation after birth and hypocarbia

$1.485 Million – Confidential birth injury case

$1.1 Million – Confidential birth injury case

$1 Million ($550,000) – Confidential birth injury case


Past results are no guarantee of future results. Every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.


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How we Calculate Settlements & Verdicts

The first sum is the total value of the settlement or verdict plus the expected yield of the annuity chosen. This is the maximum value of the settlement or verdict, because it takes into account the value of the annuity as it increases over time. The second value is the total value of the settlement or verdict (which includes the cost of the annuity, costs and attorney fees, medical liens, and the value put into a special needs trust). Below, you’ll see our cases split into separate sections for verdicts and settlements. A verdict is a decision made by a jury or trial on a given case. A settlement is the formal resolution of a lawsuit between disputing parties that takes place without proceeding to a final court judgment.