The award-winning Michigan HIE lawyers at ABC Law Centers obtained a $1.95 million settlement for a child injured by a physician’s failure to follow up on low amniotic fluid levels.
Plaintiff was just over 40 weeks pregnant. Six days before she delivered, testing showed significant decrease in amniotic fluid levels. The amniotic fluid level was still normal and other tests were normal. Plaintiff was sent home and told to follow up with her prenatal doctor, which she did. When she started having contractions and her water broke the next day, she rushed back to the hospital. The fetal monitor strips immediately showed severe abnormalities. Delivery by emergency C-section took 27 minutes from the time the fetal monitoring started. The baby suffered from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (lack of oxygen to the brain) and it was asserted that the significant decrease in amniotic fluid six days earlier, though still in a normal range, required further evaluation and follow-up within two or three days. The plaintiff-minor now suffers from cerebral palsy and developmental delays.
ABC Law Centers: Michigan HIE lawyers helping children affected by cerebral palsy, developmental delays, and other birth injuries
If your child was diagnosed with a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, developmental delays or hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), the award-winning Michigan HIE lawyers at ABC Law Centers can help. We have helped children throughout the country obtain compensation for lifelong treatment, therapy and a secure future, and we give personal attention to each child and family we represent. Our nationally recognized Michigan birth injury law firm has numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements that attest to our success and no fees are ever paid to our firm until we win your case.