Mother’s Permanent Injuries Lead to Award in Birth Injury Lawsuit
During the birthing process in Texas and other states, both mother and child have a right to proper medical care. This was underscored by a $16 million verdict that was awarded by a jury in another state for a birth injury lawsuit filed by a mother. This is why is so critical to seek an attorney for medical mistakes in Houston if you consider you or a loved one have been a victim of a medical mistake. Most health care providers treat women with care and provide respectful and quality treatment throughout the pregnancy and the birthing process. However, this case serves to underscore that the rights of women should never be compromised.
The case arose in 2012 when the Houston mother was convinced by an advertising campaign of the defendant medical facility, promising natural birth during which women’s choices rule. However, she alleged that she was abused during the birth process. After a two-week trial, a jury found that the standard of care for maternity cases was breached. It further determined that the facility’s marketing campaign recklessly misrepresented the facts.
According to court documents, the woman was promised freedom to give birth in her chosen position without being tethered to monitoring equipment. However, she alleged that she was forced — against her wishes — to lie on her back. When the baby’s head appeared six minutes before the doctor was present, it was apparently pushed back by a nurse. Since that ordeal, the mother suffered severely. Consequences include Pudendal Neuralgia — a permanent nerve injury along with the inability to have more children or to have sexual relations.
This mother has to cope with chronic pain for which she takes daily medication, and she claimed that the trauma of the birth led to frequent panic attacks. Any woman in Texas who has to live with the consequences of substandard medical care during the birth of a child is free to explore her options and gather information about applicable legal rights. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can explain the proceedings concerning a birth injury lawsuit and provide support and guidance. Contact a professional attorney for medical errors in Houston Texas now.
Source: babble.com, “Caroline Malatesta Gets Justice After Traumatic Birth Injury“, Sarah Bregel, Aug. 8, 2016
SPEAK WITH AN EXPERT
HAVE QUESTIONS? NOT SURE IF YOU HAVE A CASE? WE'RE HERE TO HELP.
Don’t Wait! Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve From One of the Best Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Texas.
We represent clients from all across Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence of a healthcare provider or facility, contact us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details of your case, make sure you understand your legal rights, and discuss the possibilities of a lawsuit. Call us at the number below or complete the form and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. All consultations are strictly confidential.
A HISTORY OF
Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits across Texas & Florida, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. These results have earned them the reputation of being one of the best medical malpractice plaintiff firms in the nation.