Updated on: 11/7/2019
A Washington State community hospital was responsible for several medical errors during a boy’s birth, causing him to become a quadriplegic, unable to speak or move.
His heart rate was not monitored for two hours before delivery, and the physician did not call a specialist when his head became stuck in the birth canal. The doctor used forceps that he was not qualified to handle. The nurse put an oxygen tube in his lunch when he was unable to breathe on his own.
The doctors waited four days before having him transported to a hospital with a critical care unit for newborns. His family filed a lawsuit against the hospital, resulting in a $5 million dollar medical malpractice settlement.
Medical malpractice happens more than we think it does - unfortunately. If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced attorney immediately.
It is important for you to understand your legal rights. Seattle injury lawyer Chris Davis has represented many victim of medical malpractice in Washington State hospitals. Call Davis Law Group to schedule a free consultation today.