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Family Awarded $2.5 Million In Prenatal Negligence Lawsuit

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.

Marcquietta Nored was serving a prison sentence for forgery at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in June of 2006 when she gave birth to her daughter Julia by Caesarean section. The birth took place in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. According to Nored, she was never treated for her high blood pressure - a dangerous condition for pregnant women - and was not given access to any obstetrical care in the 11 weeks leading up to her daughter's birth.

After going into labor, Nored was diagnosed with eclampsia, a condition in which the mother's high blood pressure can cause potentially life-threatening complications including seizures and coma. Typically, if detected in time, preeclampsia can be effectively monitored and these types of complications can be avoided. Not having received this type of medical attention, Nored's daughter was born with severe disabilities, including the following:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Severe brain damage
  • Quadriplegia (paralysis of arms and legs)
  • Inability to speak

The lawsuit claims that the inadequate prenatal care Nored received while in prison caused her child to suffer these otherwise preventable conditions. The state of Ohio, while admitting no liability, agreed to settle for $2.5 million.

Physicians may commit prenatal negligence in a variety of ways, such as by failing to provide important screening tests, failing to monitor the mother or fetus's health adequately and failing to take the necessary actions to reduce or eliminate avoidable complications.

If you believe prenatal negligence contributed to your son's or daughter's birth injuries, seek legal guidance from an experienced Chicago attorney regarding pursing fair compensation for the physical, emotional and financial damages you suffer. Contact Jeffrey M. Goldberg Law Offices today.

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