Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Lawsuit Settles for $9 Million

The family of a Virginia boy born in a military hospital in Honolulu in 2010 with cerebral palsy as a result of medical negligence has reportedly settled the medical malpractice lawsuit for $9,000,000. According to one media report, “Allegations in the lawsuit include failing to respond appropriately to signs and symptoms of uterine rupture and taking too long to perform a cesarean section. Laura Whitney arrived at the hospital on Sept. 7, 2010 with severe lower abdominal pain at about 35 weeks of pregnancy. The pregnancy was closely monitored because of previous miscarriages and the complicated birth of her first child, Evan. The mother was at risk for uterine rupture in connection with future pregnancies, including her pregnancy with Noah, according to the lawsuit filed in July 2012. The lawsuit alleges that there was a “failure to promptly notify and consult the obstetrician who had been managing” the pregnancy.
The lawsuit blamed the hospital for Noah’s severe brain injury and said he “will require 24 hour per day care for the remainder of his life.”