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Botched Deliveries: Three Texas Women Sue Medical Facility

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Houston Press, three women are suing the East Houston Regional Medical Center alleging that their children suffered devastating injuries following botched deliveries. The women are also suing the doctor involved in the deliveries, Dr. June Williams Colman. Each case alleges that Colman and the staff at the hospital did not pay attention to signs that their babies were in distress, and let the women push and attempt natural deliveries far longer than what is acceptable and medically safe. Additionally, they accuse the center and doctor of not offering the option of a cesarean section. All three women allege that their pregnancies were healthy prior to the delivery process. One of the children suffered a brain injury in 2012, and another suffered an undisclosed catastrophic injury in 2014. The other reportedly died. “It’s a very indescribable feeling. One minute you’re getting to meet your firstborn child and the…
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Your Doctors Must Address Potential Delivery Complications

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The loss of a child during birth is not something money alone can help a family recover from. Keep this in mind when you see substantial lawsuit awards written about in the news involving birth trauma cases. This is why healthcare providers have a duty to make sure all safety measures are taken during the delivery of a child. The failure of a doctor to properly diagnose complications that could come up during a delivery could lead to costly delays, leading to the death or injury of a newborn. Such is the case when a doctor fails to monitor complications such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure throughout a pregnancy. The failure of a healthcare provider to not properly react during a pregnancy can lead to botched caesarean sections and improperly performed vaginal deliveries, with the forceful use of forceps or vacuums. Failures by healthcare providers can cause your…
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Botched Water Birth Lawsuit Settled for $13 Million

Posted on July 26, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Oregonian, the parents of a child who was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes after his botched water birth have settled a lawsuit against their medical provider for $13 million. The news outlet reported the parents settled their birth injury lawsuit with Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, resulting in the largest payout in at least a decade for a birth malpractice case in the state. The child, now 4, is nonverbal and cannot walk. He uses a cart to get around. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which severely limits his motor skills.  The parents involved in the lawsuit could not comment on the case with the media, citing a confidentiality agreement, but the Oregonian reported that the case was dismissed in March following the settlement. Court documents indicate that the parents went to the medical center, planning to give birth to the child underwater, with representatives saying…
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