Birth Injury, Intrapartum Asphyxia, Premature Rupture of Membranes, Premature Labor


Settlement Amount: $4,250,000.00
Settlement Date: 05/2007
Attorney: David A. Kulwicki

Description of Case: Physicians improperly estimated patient’s estimated gestational age. Further, young residents failed to confirm properly whether the patient had experienced premature rupture of membranes and labor before inducing and augmenting labor with pitocin. The patient had an ultrasound that established correct gestational age, but the results of this test were not noted in the patient’s chart.
Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

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