Uterine Rupture, Fetal Distress, & Delayed Delivery
A middle-aged pregnant mother was admitted to a hospital in labor. She was given the labor-inducing drug, Pitocin, by a hospital nurse to help speed it along, even though there was no doctor’s order to give the drug and the mother was already having peak contractions when it was given. The results was that within several minutes after Pitocin was given, the mother had a rupture of her uterus (womb) and the fetus went without oxygen for a prolonged period of time as a result, before a C-section could be performed. The baby suffered HIE, severe brain injury, significant paralysis (quadriplegia), and cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen after the uterine rupture and before the birth. Mark Clore and a colleague tried the case in Houston, Texas over several weeks, and the jury rendered a verdict was against the hospital and in favor of the woman and her child for $12,700,000. After a long appeal, the case subsequently settled for a confidential amount.
Outcome$12,700,000 Jury Verdict
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