$3.8 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury During Breech Delivery

Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer, Marc Brecher has successfully settled a medical malpractice claim for $3.8 million. This case concerned a child who was in a breech position at the time of delivery. When the obstetrician performed the cesarean section delivery, force was exerted on the baby’s neck causing the baby to suffer a spinal cord injury. Brecher was successful in arguing that the baby’s spinal cord injury was due to excessive force on the baby’s neck during the cesarean section extraction. As a result of this injury, this child will never be able to walk independently for the remainder of her life. A portion of the settlement proceeds was used to purchase a structured settlement, which will pay this child over $23,000,000 over the course of her lifetime.