$1.6 Million Settlement for Birth Injury
- Attorney: Carol L. Forte
- Settlement: $1.6 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Treat, Group B Strep Infection, Birth Injury
Carol Forte recently settled a case involving a mother who gave birth to a child at 36 weeks gestation, which is considered slightly premature since the normal length of pregnancy is approximately 40 weeks. Despite the fact that prematurity is a known risk factor for Group B strep infection in a fetus, neither the mother nor the child was treated with antibiotics. The baby developed a severe respiratory infection and remained in the hospital for several months. He suffered permanent respiratory damage. The case settled for $1.6 million.