$2.5 Million Settlement for Delayed Birth / Cerebral Palsy
- Date: Fall 1998
- Attorney: Carol Forte
- Settlement: $2.5 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Labor & Delivery, Birth Injury, Failure to Diagnose, Fetal Distress, Failure to Perform Cesarean Section, Hypoxia, Brain Damage, Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy
Blume Goldfaden principal Carol Forte obtained a $2.5 million settlement in a delayed birth lawsuit. Both a fetal monitor and ultrasound readings indicated fetal distress, yet physicians failed to perform a caesarean section. As a result of the delayed birth, a fetal/maternal hemorrhage occurred that caused the baby to be born with brain damage. He now suffers from severe cerebral palsy.