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Jury Awards $893,684 To Family For Son’s Birth Injury

The Janesville (WI) Gazette reports $893,684 has been awarded to parents of a baby boy who suffered permanent injury to his shoulder during his birth in 2001.

The parents sued Janesville’s Mercy Hospital, Mercy Women’s Health Center, Mercy Clinic West and two doctors, claiming they were negligent in the way they handled the mother’s labor and the birth of her son.

Among other things, the lawsuit alleged the doctors should have advised the parents of the risks of a vaginal delivery and that it could be hazardous to the infant. The lawsuit alleges the doctors did not properly dislodge the baby’s shoulder when got stuck during delivery, causing the nerves to stretch, causing permanent damage. The boy, now 8-years-old, has limited strength, dexterity and motion in his shoulder.

In the United States, 27 of every 1,000 births results in a birth injury. If you feel that you or a loved one have suffered due to a birth injury caused by medical negligence, call the experienced birth injury attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb at 800-825-5529 or visit our Web site. There is no case-review cost.

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