Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
Outcome: $875,000 Settlement
Description: Baby suffered brain damage when doctor negligently performed C-section. Mother had scar tissue from a previous abdominal surgery. Doctor negligently failed to remove scar tissue before cutting into the mother's uterus to deliver the baby; negligently failed to have a second experienced doctor (who was right down the hall) present to assist her in this difficult delivery; and negligently failed to call for the assistance of a more experienced doctor when it was clear she was in trouble and the baby was in distress. Case was tried on the issue of liability only in the Ohio Court of Claims and won. Case was then settled.