$5 Million Settlement for Child Injured at Birth due to Improper Use of Forceps

September 18th, 2013 by Wapner Newman

Medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Marc Brecher has obtained a $5,000,000 settlement for a child who suffered intraventricular and subarachnoid hemorrhage due to the inappropriate use of forceps at the time of delivery. During the delivery, the attending physician used forceps on this baby’s head without appropriately locking the forcep blades. This inappropriate conduct was witnessed by another physician who repeatedly advised the attending obstetrician to stop using the forceps in such an inappropriate manner. Nevertheless, the attending physician continued to use the forceps inappropriately causing the baby to suffer irreversible brain damage. A portion of the settlement proceeds was used to purchase a structured settlement annuity, which will pay this child in excess of $16,000,000 over the course of his lifetime.