While many people have low opinions of personal injury attorneys, they often have a change of heart when they are involved in an accident that they deem was not their fault. And because of this accident, they suffered serious personal injury or damage to their property. While there will always be questionable attorneys, the vast majority of them are there to protect the citizen and consumer.
Missouri Birth Injury Leads to Massive Settlement
One of the great services that injury attorneys provide is to act as watchdogs, so to speak. And this is never more on display than in the area of medical malpractice. The medical area is constructed in such a manner that most people are overwhelmed with the over-all complexity of what goes on in an ordinary hospital. And when something terrible occurs, they are often told that “that is just what happens sometimes.” Although sometimes it is simply a matter of the practicing professionals not being diligent enough and thereby making mistakes, often fatal ones.
Take the case of the 27 year old pregnant woman who had her labor induced, since she was past the forty weeks gestation. The care professionals employed an electronic fetal monitor to keep aware of the baby’s condition. If the strip is monitored carefully, it can tell if the baby is receiving proper oxygen and if not, letting them know that a caesarian- section is warranted. Well, apparently the attending medical professionals ignored some rather ominous signs about the baby’s condition. Sadly the baby was born with severe brain damage and in the need of twenty-four hour care for the remainder of its life.
Due to diligent work, and top-notch legal expertise, the plaintiff was awarded a 4.75 million settlement. Enough to give the child the medical attention he needs throughout the remainder of his life.