A 20-year-old mother was awarded $5 million was awarded in suit filed against the hospital and staff who were responsible for her newborn’s extensive birth injuries that left the baby with severe brain damage.
According to a report from The Bronx and Brooklyn, medical records submitted into court, the plaintiff’s medical history showed nothing to be concerned about. She had progressed through her first pregnancy normally, but found herself being admitted into the hospital in the stages of early labor. Her cervix was 2cm dilated.
An external fetal monitor was placed upon her abdomen. Her midwife reported that approximately seven hours later, her fetal heart monitor started detecting a decline in the baby’s heart rate. The monitor was also failing to show a complete tracing of contractions.