Darnall Med Center Settles Birth Trauma Suit for $6.5M

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 5-Dec-2013

A military hospital medical malpractice lawsuit resulted in a $6.5 million settlement after a military family’s son was born with cerebral palsy linked to birth trauma.

A Fort Hood family brought a medical malpractice lawsuit against Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center after their son endured brain damage during the birth process.

According to the birth trauma lawsuit, the child’s mother experienced strong contractions resulting from too much oxytocin, putting her baby in distress and resulting in the trauma. The mother required an emergency c-section.

Birth trauma can be a serious problem resulting from poor care, malpractice and negligence. But despite the heart ache associated with a struggling infant and child, the cost of caring for a child injured in a birth trauma incident or dealing with cerebral palsy are significant and can place a serious burden on parents and families.

Not only are parents and families dealing with the emotional hardship of raising a child and learning how to best provide for them, many families struggle with the bills, treatment costs and special care required for children injured in birth medical malpractice.

Although there are some law firms still handling medical malpractice claims despite Texas caps on settlements, military hospital medical malpractice claims possess unique challenges.

“So many of our attorneys are former JAG Officers and we have so many employees affiliated with the military,” Carlson Law Firm Managing Partner Craig Carlson said. “Our military members and their families deserve the peace of mind accompanying quality health care. It’s important to our firm and our clients that we hold negligent providers and hospitals responsible for the life-altering mistakes they make, so that maybe, we can help prevent other family from enduring the same hardships.”

If you or someone you’ve lost a loved one or experienced injuries resulting from a military medical malpractice mistake, call our birth trauma attorneys in San Antonio, Killeen, Austin and Texas, serving clients locally and across the nation. With registered nurses who boast years of experience in hospitals and medical facilities, we can carefully investigate medical mistakes and problems tied to our clients injuries and wrongful death. We care. We can help.


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