A woman in Miami Gardens had a delivery that did not go as planned. Imagine her surprise when she was struggling to give birth and her obstetrician stepped out of the room to speak to his stockbroker on the phone. This was just one of the missteps that the doctor made and, ultimately, it was the child that suffered.
According to reports, the woman was young but not experiencing a high-risk pregnancy. When she went into heavy labor, she entered North Shore Medical Center in Miami to meet her obstetrician. It was then that things stopped being typical.
The doctor, says the woman and her attorneys, ordered that she be given a drug to strengthen her contractions to help the baby out of the birth canal. As the woman was struggling to give birth, the doctor frequently walked away, one time to spend 8 minutes on the phone with his broker. The doctor never offered the woman a C-section, despite his trying to cover his tracks by writing notes in the woman’s chart to the contrary.
As a result of the doctor’s errors, the child was born limp and blue. He suffered with a lack of oxygen that resulted in permanent disability. The child now requires care around the clock and is expected to do so for the rest of his life. The woman was awarded $33.8 million after filing and winning a medical malpractice suit against the doctor. The money will be used to pay for the care her son requires.
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