A jury in Kentucky awarded more than $18 million to the family of a boy who suffered a severe brain injury as a result of medical malpractice during his delivery.
After seven days of testimony, a Barren County jury ordered T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky, to pay $18.3 million for medical negligence during the birth of Tristan Hamilton in 2007.
The birth injury lawsuit was filed by Tristan's mother, Brittney Hamilton.
It alleged that the hospital improperly monitored Brittney Hamilton after she was given Pitocin, a drug commonly used to induce labor. Delivery was also complicated because an epidural was not stopped properly, hindering the mother's ability to deliver the baby and therefore delaying birth, the suit alleged.
Now 7, Tristan suffers from cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and epilepsy, among other medical conditions.
If you or your child suffered injuries during delivery, compensation may be available through a birth injury lawsuit. You may be able to file a lawsuit even if the medical negligence occurred years ago, but time may be running out.
You should contact the experienced birth injury attorneys at Ross Feller Casey now for a free consultation.
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