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Judge approves $6 Million Settlement for Birth Injury Lawsuit

A judge has approved a $6 million birth injury settlement against a hospital on behalf of a 4-year-old who suffered injuries during his birth. The boy has cerebral palsy due to the neurological injuries he suffered during his birth at the local medical center. The settlement is the largest-ever medical malpractice settlement against this hospital. The amount reflects the costs of lifetime medical and attendant or assistive-care for the injured child as well as his inability in the future to earn income. The mother had entered the hospital for a routine birth and the doctors ignored all signs of distress during the later hours of labor and did not recognize the problem until the birth. This type of birth injury should have never occurred. To read more about the birth injury settlement, please click the link.