This series of events resulted in Dixon giving birth to a baby who wasn’t breathing, and though he was successfully revived, he had suffered significant brain damage due to the lack of oxygen at birth.
The tragedy of this case is that Dixon did not have a high-risk pregnancy and that the baby’s brain damage could have been entirely avoided had a Cesarean section been done in time. Now, the baby boy (6 years of age) only has a life expectancy of an additional 3 to 6 years, and he will require around the clock care for the rest of his life.
Upon the District Judge’s ruling, Marla Dixon was awarded $3.3 million, and the baby’s father was awarded $1.1 million for their pain and suffering. Additionally, the judge awarded another $21.7 million for the baby boy’s economic damages and $7.6 million for his pain and suffering.
A pregnancy-related injury or birth injury is a type of injury that you, as a mother, or your baby suffers before, during, or just after the birthing process. You will know if your pregnancy-related injury or birth injury is as a result of medical malpractice, as they only occur when a healthcare professional acts negligently and fails to uphold the standardized quality of care that is expected in their medical profession and within the medical community.
Generally, legal claims from pregnancy-related injury and birth injury cases seek monetary compensation for the resulting ongoing medical and therapeutic costs associated with the injury. Additionally, this compensation may take the pain and suffering of you, your child, and your family into account.
If you decide to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, then you must begin the process as quickly as possible, as there are certain laws and statutes of limitations that each state needs to adhere to.
Therefore if you live in NYC, you should make contact with a qualified medical malpractice lawyer who can guide you towards fulfilling the four legal elements that are required for your claim to be valid. Based on these elements, your NYC medical malpractice attorney will help you prove that:
If your NYC medical malpractice lawyer believes that your case is valid and has a good probability of success going to trial, then they will likely offer to represent you and guide you through the trial process as well.
If it is your belief that either you or your child may have experienced some form of pregnancy-related injury or birth-related medical malpractice, then please contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Rosenburg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP in NYC today.
You can speak to one of our medical malpractice attorneys when you are ready to talk by calling (800) 660-2264 for a free, confidential consultation.
|$15 Million - Jury Award Against Hospital|
|$10.5 Million - Malpractice Infant Brain Damage|
|$9 Million - Brain Injured Baby Settlement|
|$7.75 Million - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit|
|$7.5 Million - Injured Construction Worker Settlement|
|$7.25 Million - Intersection Accident Settlement NYC|
|$5.5 Million - Bus Accident Award|
|$5.5 Million - Injured Child|
|$5.5 Million - Blinded Woman|
|$5.45 Million - Injured Child|
|$5.4 Million - Construction Burn Victim|
|$5.1 Million - Motorcycle Victim|
|$5 Million - Eye Surgery|
|$4.5 Million - Failure to Perform C-Section|
|$4.5 Million - Personal Injury Settlement|
|$4.4 Million - Failure to Diagnose Infection|
|$4.125 Million - Failure to Diagnose Quadriplegia|
|$4.0 Million - NYC Hospital Negligence Birth Injury|
|$3.8 Million - Electrician|
|$3.75 Million - Hospital Negligence Sepsis|
|$3.7 Million - Birth Injury Infant Stroke|
|$3.5 Million - Faulty Freight Elevator Fall|
|$3.4 Million - Surgical Error Bronxville Hospital|
|$3.28 Million - Eye Surgery Case|
|$3.15 Million - Settlement for a Brooklyn Laborer|
|$3.1 Million - Verdict Returned by NY Jury|
|$3.1 Million - Awarded by Brooklyn Jurors|
|$3 Million - Birth Injury Development Delays|
|$3 Million - Settlement Scaffold Injury Hudson Yard|
|$3 Million - Hot Water Burn Death|
|$2.6 Million - Surgical Error Premature Death|
|$2.5 Million - Hospital Malpractice Toddler Hemiplegia|
|$2.4 Million - Failure to Diagnose Lead to Paralysis|
|$2.3 Million - Birth Injury Brain Damage|
|$2.1 Million - Hospital Negligence Birth Injury|
|$2.1 Million - Failure to Diagnose Stroke|
|$2.1 Million - Surgical Error Paraplegic|
|$2.1 Million - Injured Worker|
|$2 Million - Hospital Negligence Permanent Injury|
|$2 Million - Malpractice Settlement Delay in Delivery|
|$2 Million - Verdict against Hospital|
|$1.8 Million - Failure to Diagnose Tumor|
|$1.75 Million - Diagnosing Prostate Cancer|
|$1.5 Million - Prostate Procedure Malpractice|
|$1.5 Million - Delay in Treatment - Nerve Damage|
|$1.4 Million dollar settlement in Action Over Explosion|
|$1.26 Million - Disabled Vehicle's Driver Hit|
|$1.15 Million To Slip-and-Fall Victim awarded by Jury|