Family Gets $6.5M in Birth Trauma Brain Injury Case

Posted on Jan 13, 2009
A $6.5 million settlement was reached on behalf of a 7-year-old boy who allegedly suffered a brain injury at birth at Provena Mercy Medical Center.

Attorneys for the boy say the attending obstetrician, as well as the labor and delivery nurse, failed to respond to the baby's low heart rate and reduced oxygen flow caused by the drug Pitocin.

The family's lawyers said the settlement amount will pay for the child's continued health care.  The baby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has limited mobility.