$5.8 Million Settlement in Obstetrical Malpractice Case

October 21st, 2011 by Wapner Newman

Medical malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Marc G. Brecher recently settled an obstetrical malpractice claim filed on behalf of a baby who suffered irreversible brain damage at birth. The baby was “twin B”. Shortly after twin A was delivered vaginally, it became apparent that twin B was suffering fetal distress. Instead of ordering an emergency cesarean section, which would have resulted in delivering the baby within 5 to 10 minutes, the delivering obstetrician opted to wait for a spontaneous vaginal delivery, which took an additional thirty-five minutes. The baby was born alive – but severely asphyxiated. A portion of the settlement funds was used to purchase a structured settlement annuity, which will provide more than $40 million dollars over the lifetime of this baby.