The family of a child born with severe brain injuries has settled their Winnebago County case for $9.4 million.
Evidence Video produced a Day in the Life Video to show the need for 24-hour care, the work involved daily, and to establish the need for future medical care and assistance. The video was also used to reinforce the Life Care Plan.
This involves the case of a 42-year-old mother who went to Beloit Memorial in Wisconsin and was admitted and placed on fetal monitor and other monitoring systems. During the second stage of labor, a doctor disconnected some of the monitors but kept others in place which he should not have done. An hour after the fetus was not getting proper blood flow.The child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegia and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a neonatal birth injury caused by an insufficient flow of oxygen to the brain. The girl requires lifelong care including constant stretching so her muscles stay loose and medication. She is also fed through a gastrostomy tube.
Attorney Frank Morrissey says the settlement will be impactful. “I think this type of money is going to be life-changing,” said Morrissey, “not only for the child but for the entire family.”