Baby Suffers Birth Injuries After Nurse’s Failure To Monitor
A California couple has accepted a $9.25 million settlement on behalf of their baby, who suffered hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy following a problem-filled labor.
The family faulted the nurses for failing to monitor the baby despite a doctor’s order, among other claims.
The 28-year-old mother was seeing a nurse-midwife, who had reported no problems with the pregnancy. When she was 32 weeks pregnant, she called her midwife
to report a problem. The midwife directed the mother to go to the nearest hospital, where an obstetrician arranged for her to be transferred to a hospital with a
neonatal intensive care unit and perinatologists on staff. Perinatologists are doctors who focus on babies in high-risk pregnancies.