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Failure to Timely Perform Cesarean Section/ $23.3 Million Verdict

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

The plaintiff mother was admitted to Rice Memorial Hospital in June 2007 for inducement of labor. She was under the care of Dr. Gabrielle Vencel Olson. When the fetal heart rate fell below normal, the fetus was delivered by cesarean section. The baby required resuscitation at birth. The child was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, cortical impairment and permanent neurological injuries. She requires constant care and had undergone six surgeries. The plaintiffs claimed that the defendants were negligent in failing to timely deliver the baby after the heart rate dropped. According to a published account a $23.3 million verdict was returned.

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