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Jury awards $32.8 million for delayed birth in Chester County

A Chester County jury has found in favor of a young girl diagnosed with cerebral palsy and awarded her 32.8 million dollars in a recent verdict of a birth injury lawsuit. This case stemmed from a birth injury lawsuit filed on behalf of a young girl who suffered brain damage at birth. The jury award is one of the largest on record in Chester County and will help the young girl’s family pay for future medical costs. The Plaintiff, a 4-year-old girl, was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy following her birth at Phoenixville Hospital.

Following the two week trial, the jury agreed with the Plaintiff’s argument  that two nurses at Phoenixville Hospital were negligent when they failed to alert doctors, for 13 minutes, to the fact that the baby’s heart rate had dropped significantly. This, combined with other issues, resulted in a delay in the child’s birth; during this delay the baby experienced a lack of oxygen resulting in brain damage. The child experiences spasms in her arms and legs, has little control of her neck, and suffers from developmental delays.

A child born with a serious birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, may require years of costly medical treatment and special education. A birth injury lawsuit can help a family and provide compensation for those injuries. If your child was born with a birth injury that you believe was the result of medical malpractice you may be eligible for compensation through a birth injury lawsuit. The attorneys at Lopez McHugh, LLP have many years of experience and proven success in litigating medical malpractice and birth injury lawsuits. Contact Lopez McHugh, LLP for a free case evaluation.