According to the document filed in this medical malpractice lawsuit, the plaintiff’s child was born with cerebral palsy and permanent brain damage because the doctors did not perform a C-section promptly. Doctors allegedly failed to recognize the need for an emergency C-section during the birth.
The multi-million dollar lawsuit claims that doctors did not recognize or respond to the plaintiff’s labor struggles in a timely manner. The suit also alleges that once in surgery, the C-section incision was delayed for an unreasonable amount of time, exacerbating an already precarious situation.
The child was stillborn. Even though life-saving attempts commenced, a long period of time passed between his birth and attempted resuscitation. The child was oxygen deprived for 14 minutes and sustained catastrophic brain damage that will require permanent lifetime care. The lawsuit seeks $40 million in compensation.
This is not the first lawsuit the Oregon hospital has faced; in fact, it is the third suit alleging medical negligence in relation to birth. The other two families are also suing the hospital, doctors and staff for $40 million.
Any family is faced with enormous expenses in caring for a disabled child. Until they are able to settle their claim or until a jury awards them funds to care for their son, they will need to pay their monthly financial obligations, including the high medical bills the lawsuit will, in part, address. This is difficult without financial help. The family may wish to apply for litigation funding, also referred to as pre-settlement funding. It is easy to apply for a lawsuit loan by calling a litigation funding company or filling out an online application.
Lawsuit funding is emergency cash sent to a financially struggling plaintiff to pay their bills right away. Approved applicants do not need to deal with insurance companies; pre-settlement funding covers all of their financial requirements until case resolution.