$4.5 Million Settlement for Newborn Baby who Suffered Permanent Injuries when Mother’s Uterus Ruptured During Childbirth

Medical Malpractice

Labor and delivery nurses failed to recognize and react in a timely way to fetal heart rate abnormalities that can often precede uterine rupture. After several weeks of trial where liability was aggressively contested, Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., proved that the nursing staff, undergoing a shift change, decided to wait before notifying the attending physician to evaluate the patient. As a result, Cesarean delivery was delayed until after the rupture had occurred and tragically the newborn suffered permanent and severe neurologic injuries.