$18 Million jury verdict after child suffers brain damage as a result of delayed C-section
After inducing labor, the fetal heartrate was irregular. Nevertheless, the family doctor, over the phone, discontinued continuous electronic fetal monitoring in favor of intermittent monitoring despite several risk factors. After 30 minutes of fetal distress, a C-section was ordered. The child suffered permanent brain damage. The amount included over $8.5 Million in non-economic damages.