$1 Million for Five-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy Caused by Cesarean Section Delay
- Date: Spring 1996
- Attorney: John Blume
- Settlement: $1 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Labor & Delivery, Failure to Diagnose, Fetal Distress, Failure to Perform Cesarean Section, Hypoxia/Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy
A five year-old child suffers from Cerebral Palsy as a result of the failure to perform a timely cesarean section at her birth in 1990. Her obstetrician observed that there was fetal distress and determined that a C-section should be performed; however, the surgery was delayed several hours. As a result, the infant was asphyxiated and now suffers from severe Cerebral Palsy which affect all four extremities and her mental capacity.
John Blume represented the family and settled the case for $1 million payable $500,000 in cash and $500,000 in a structured settlement paying $2,367 a month for life. If the child lives to a normal life expectancy, the total payout will be $8,243,802.