$350,000.00 settlement

$350,000.00 settlement obtained on behalf of a child who developed a brachial plexus injury called Erb's Palsy, during childbirth. It was alleged that the physician failed to perform a C-section when prenatal testing showed that the child was too large to successfully navigate her mother's birth canal. During the delivery process, the child developed shoulder dystocia, a condition in which the child's shoulder becomes stuck in the birth canal. In attempting to deliver the child, the physician severely stretched the nerves in her shoulder or brachial plexus area, leading to chronic weakness of the affected her arm. The settlement was limited due to the fact that the physician's insurance company was in receivership, a form of bankruptcy for insurance companies.