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Medical Malpractice for Infant Nerve Injury Settles for $500K

This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

Houston, TX: In 2003, Norma Orozco went into labor and was delivered of a baby girl at Doctors Hospital Parkway in Houston. However, during the delivery one of the baby's shoulders became stuck, and the Ob-gyn consequently did several maneuvers before being able to free the shoulder and deliver the baby.

However, the infant, Alexa, was born with brachial plexus injury to her right arm, and as a result has only limited use of her right arm.

The baby's parents blamed the Ob-gyn, alleging he caused the injury by pulling too hard on Alexa's head while trying to free her shoulder. However, the physician argued the injury was due to Orozco's own forces of labor.

The jury found the Ob-gyn negligent and awarded the plaintiffs $1.8 million in damages. They ultimately recovered $500,000 due to a high-low agreement. Claims against the hospital and a nurse settled for an undisclosed amount before trial.

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Published on Mar-24-10


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