Family Settles Lawsuit over Baby Brain Damage

Family Settles Lawsuit over Baby Brain Damage

A family who gave birth to a baby who suffered serious birth injuries has settled its lawsuit with the hospital the baby was born at.

The terms of the settlement, including the payment amount were not disclosed.

Candace Porter filed her lawsuit in Taylor Circuit Court against Kristen Ashby, Donald Shackleford, Taylor Regional Hospital, Southern Women’s Care Obstetrics and Gynecology, Monica Stone, and Karen Wolfe.

The suit claims that her baby Thomas suffered serious physical injuries, including brain damage, as a result of the negligent care they received at Taylor Regional Hospital. The lawsuit did not specify the damages sought.

The suit also did not specify how the hospital acted negligently, but when medical malpractice is involved, brain damage in babies is often caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. This can happen as a result of a failure to correct a prolapsed umbilical cord, or because of making an error with a breathing apparatus.

The Settlement

The settlement was reached during mediation, according to court documents. All of the parties involved in the suit agreed to the terms.

One condition of the settlement mandated that the terms of the settlement be kept confidential.

We do know, however, that the settlement order, which includes provisions for payment of an undisclosed amount of money, as well as future payments, and is to be divided up between Candace Porter and her son, Thomas Porter. Thomas is getting the vast majority – 92 percent.

In cases like these, victims often get compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lifetime treatment costs, loss of wages, and more.

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