Gorovitz & Borten, P.C.
Attorneys at Law

550 Cochituate Road, Suite 25
Framingham, Massachusetts
Tel: (781) 890-9095
Fetal Distress in Labor
In October 2002 the plaintiff mother was 40.6 weeks.  She was a
teenager, in her first pregnancy, presenting with premature rupture
of membranes and meconium stained amniotic fluid.  Plaintiff’s
expert was expected to testify that because of her youthful age and
significant presenting conditions, the mother should be deemed a
“high risk pregnancy” requiring diligent observation, management
and follow-up by those attending her.

The action was brought against the attending OB, and the two
attending obstetrical nurses.  At the time of the mediation, the child
was 5 years old, suffering from multiple physical, development and
neurologic impairments and delays.  His condition is permanent
and requires continuous care and attention.  To the credit of the
parents, they have been providing his care primarily at home, with
the assistance of several government agencies.

The case was submitted to mediation before a trial date was
scheduled. With the assistance of a life care planner and a
structured settlement specialist, the case settled at mediation with
a cash payment of $1,300.000.00 that was structured to payments
of over $2,000,000.00.

Contact Information
If you, your child has suffered fetal distress in labor or a member of
your family have been injured as a result of a failure to diagnose
cancer, deficient medical treatment or failure to be properly
treated, please let
Dr. Borten and the Boston area medical
malpractice attorneys at Gorovitz & Borten evaluate your case.
For a free confidential consultation and receive a response within
24 hours (when possible), please contact us by phone, fax or
e-mail with your question or concern.

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