$4 Million Settlement for Inadequate Resuscitation at Birth
- Date: Spring 2000
- Attorney: Michael B. Zerres
- Settlement: $4 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Resuscitate, Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury
Michael Zerres recently represented a child who is now 12 years old and who has a mild form of cerebral palsy. Michael sued the obstetrician who attended the child’s birth for causing the cerebral palsy.
At birth, the baby was two weeks overdue and when his mother arrived at the hospital for delivery there was evidence that the baby was in trouble. He was born severely depressed. The obstetrician, without a pediatrician present, inadequately resuscitated the child, worsening his condition.
The settlement will pay over $4 million during the child’s lifetime.
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