In Ohio, a prenatal negligence lawsuit involving a seven-year-old girl with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and severe brain damage recently settled for $2.5 million.
Many different factors contribute to birth injuries, including unexpected complications during labor. Often, however, severe birth injuries are the result of medical malpractice by a physician or other health care practitioner.
Not long ago, Caesarean sections were considered too invasive and expensive to perform often, and were only done when unavoidable. In recent years, however, the number of C-sections has skyrocketed, and nearly one in every three women giving birth in a hospital today chooses to have a C-section or requires one.