The family of a boy who was born with spastic quadriplegia will receive a $17.5 million medical malpractice settlement from the hospital where he was born. Because of his birthing injury, the boy will be disabled for life.
According to the birthing malpractice case, the hospital and the obstetrician were negligent during labor and delivery. While the doctor was cleared of liability, the hospital was ordered to pay $18.27 million but the family agreed to a slight reduction to close the case for good and avoid an appeal.
In another birthing injury case involving lifelong disabilities, the parents are seeking compensation after their child experienced hypoxia, depriving the baby of oxygen during labor and delivery.