$8 Million Settlement Secured for the Family of a Child Injured at Birth
The parents of a baby who suffered severe injuries during childbirth turned to the birth injury experts of Donahue & Horrow LLP, led by Tom Donahue. After a long-fought battle, the team was able to secure an $8,000,000 settlement for the family. This settlement ensures the couple’s daughter, who will need round-the-clock care for the entirety of her life, will be well cared for.
The family came to Donahue & Horrow LLP looking for help after their daughter suffered hypoxic brain damage during labor and delivery due to fetal distress. After reviewing the medical records, Tom Donahue, a founding partner at the firm, believed their daughter suffered a severe and permanent brain injury as a result of negligent medical care.
The litigation was hard-fought, however, Donahue & Horrow LLP successfully defeated two case dispositive motions after obtaining the support of medical experts, including a physician who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, with a specialty in maternal-fetal medicine, and one of the most prominent pediatric neuroradiologists in the country. Additionally, Donahue & Horrow LLP secured the opinions of a board-certified pediatric neurologist, a pediatric rehabilitation physician, a medical doctor who specializes in preparing life care plans, and an economist to further support the claims and damages estimate. Without all of these opinions, the entire case very well could have been lost at the summary judgment phase or have only settled for a fraction of the total amount the family will receive.
While the baby’s injuries are very tragic and cannot be reversed, this settlement allows the family to provide the best available care for their daughter for the rest of her life.
If you believe that your child may have suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence, we are here to help. We will evaluate your case for free and develop a plan to get you the settlement you deserve and that will help your family in the wake of a tragic and traumatic event. Call the Donahue & Horrow LLP team today to learn more (877) 664-5407.