Death Of 12 Day-Old Baby

Settlement Amount: $650,000.00
Settlement Date: 2/2001
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: Baby Jane Doe was born at 35 weeks gestation and delivered at a community hospital. Orders were given to have the baby on continuous pulse oximetry, as well as cardiopulmonary monitors during the first 24 hours of life. While in the newborn nursery, the cardiopulmonary monitor and pulse oximetry were disconnected. While breastfeeding, Baby Jane Doe went into cardiorespiratory arrest at 12 hours of age. While the arrest was witnessed, due to inadequate resuscitative efforts, Baby Jane Doe suffered profound brain injury and was taken off of life support at 12 days of age.

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