$875,000 Settlement for Forceps Delivery Damages Infant’s Facial Nerves

The supervising obstetrician determined that forceps would be necessary to deliver an infant. While the obstetrician was instructing a resident in obstetrics how to use the forceps, the infant’s facial nerves were damaged. He now suffers right facial paralysis and has undergone three surgical procedures to try to lessen his permanent condition.

Blume, Goldfaden Principal John Blume obtained a $875,000 settlement prior to trial.