Brachial Plexus Injury after Alleged Failure to Discuss Cesarean Delivery; $140K Settlement
March 15, 2022 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
A baby experienced a brachial plexus injury after an obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) allegedly failed to inform the mother of the risk of shoulder dystocia and failed to discuss cesarean delivery. The parties have settled for $140,000 in New Jersey state court, according to an article in the October 2021 issue of Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.
The mother had been seeing the ob-gyn for her entire pregnancy. When the mother arrived at the hospital for what she believed was going to be a cesarean delivery, no one mentioned cesarean delivery, she alleged. Instead, vaginal delivery was induced. ...