When a child is born with impairments due to the actions or inactions of medical providers before, during or after the labor and delivery process, it can leave parents devastated. A birth injury affects not only the long-term health and well-being of the child, but it can also have severe emotional and financial consequences for the family as a whole. Louisiana residents with children who have suffered birth-related injuries due to medical negligence may be able to seek relief for their losses. A family in another state did, and they will be walking away with millions, which will definitely help them get their child the care he needs for many years to come.
According to a recently published news report, the family of a boy born with severe brain damage recently settled their birth injury case to the tune of $7.1 million. It is believed that a lack of urgency during delivery caused the child to suffer a lack of oxygen to his brain. The severity of his injury has caused him to suffer seizures, need round-the-clock care and requires him to take numerous medications — among other things.
Hospital representatives refuse to comment on this case. The court accepted the settlement on Dec. 10, 2019. According to reports, a portion of the funds will be put into a trust for the child’s medical needs. The rest is to be paid out over a period of 10 years.
No amount of money can make up for a child having to live with impairments for the rest of his or her life, but it can help relieve some financial stress that parents may feel trying to ensure their child gets the care needed to thrive. Legal counsel can assist those in Louisiana who are interested in pursuing birth injury claims against the hospitals and medical providers they believe are responsible for their losses. With the right help in one’s corner, maximum relief may be achieved through negotiation or litigation.