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Doctor Answers Phone During Delivery, Child Suffers Brain Damage

Posted on May 29, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

A Miami doctor was recently sued for $33.8 million following a botched delivery in which the parents of a child say it suffered from brain damage while the physician took a call from his stockbroker. The Miami Herald reported earlier this year that an obstetrician failed to adequately care for his patients during a 90 minute delivery in 2013, making a series of missteps. The doctor allegedly spoke on the phone with his stockbroker for eight minutes and walked away from the delivery room several times. After the child was delivered, he reportedly had a blue complexion and his limbs were limp. He reportedly suffered from a lack of oxygen and brain damage during the delivery process. The doctor alleged that the mother was not pushing hard enough during the child’s birth and that she refused a C-section, leading to the complications. However, it was later reported that a nurse…
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Cerebral Palsy: Family Awarded $14.5 Million Following Botched Delivery

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

A Pennsylvania jury recently awarded a family $14.5 million following a botched delivery that allegedly resulted in a cerebral palsy diagnosis for a child. According to the Legal Intelligencer, a federal jury awarded a couple the damages in January. The medical malpractice lawsuit claimed that the mother of the child was admitted to Clearfield Hospital in 2012, and that doctors failed to notice that her dilation and contractions had been progressing. The lawsuit claimed that the mother was administered Pitocin to accelerate the birthing process, but was given an inappropriate dose of the medication. It claimed that after it was administered, the child’s heart rate slowed down to about 60 beats per minute. The mother was allegedly given the drug for the rest of the delivery. Eventually, the baby’s head began to crown, which the lawsuit claims should have led to a delivery. However, the doctor involved allegedly failed to…
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Doctor Accused of Drinking Prior to Botched Delivery

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

KTNV-TV reports that a Las Vegas doctor has been accused of drinking prior to the birth of a child who suffered severe injuries.  The news outlet reports that video shows Dr. Frank DeLee allegedly discussing leaving a bar just before delivering a baby. In the video, the doctor can be heard saying “wasn’t that many people in the bar when I left.” A nurse also reportedly asks the doctor if he wasted a drink. The doctor was speaking to the nurse while the mother of the child was in induced labor and facing a possible C-section. The incident took place at Sunrise Hospital in May 2015. The family of the expecting mother was recording the birthing process with a cell phone video when the conversation was picked up. DeLee reportedly discusses tequila with the nurse. It is also alleged that he showed up to the hospital in Bermuda shorts and…
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