A Connecticut family was awarded $58.6 million by a jury in its medical malpractice lawsuit against the mother’s obstetrician. The family filed a lawsuit against the hospital and obstetrician after their son suffered from traumatic brain injuries due to a serious maternity error on the obstetrician’s part. The hospital was soon dropped from the case after an investigation found no hospital negligence occurred.
The physician did not try to relieve the upper uterus, which would have prevented a traumatic delivery, and failed to perform a cesarean section in a timely manner. The boy, now eight years-old, suffered traumatic brain injuries that will leave him unable to walk, talk, and eat on his own for the rest of his life.