$3,000,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice – Mismanaged labor & delivery resulting in stroke
The state of Connecticut paid $3 million to a now four-year-old boy who suffered a stroke shortly after birth caused by their failure to deliver him in a safe and timely manner. He was born at the University of Connecticut Health Center in November 2010. When his mother presented in labor around midnight, fetal heart monitor tracing began. Despite recurrent and dangerous tracings, no action was taken to deliver the child by cesarean section until after 8 AM. The child then suffered a stroke which has left him disabled with regard to his right arm and leg. It is not completely known what other complications there may be to this stroke because of his young age.