The Donahey Law Firm, LLC
Free Consultation: Email


Home of the Million Dollar Verdicts Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | 2019
Offices Menu
Get Your FREE Case Review Talk to a lawyer for free with no obligation. Let’s talk.

FOR SERIOUS INJURIES, Call the Lawyers Other Lawyers CallTM

Hospital to pay $9M for botching delivery of high-risk pregnancy

Parents of a severely disabled boy with cerebral palsy are expected to recover $9 million after settling their lawsuit against the hospital where he was born.

The mother was considered a high-risk pregnancy because she had a history of miscarriages and a difficult birth of her first child. She had partnered with her obstetrician to closely manage her pregnancy, but it seems like all their efforts fell by the wayside when she checked into the hospital.

The woman was 35 weeks pregnant when she arrived at the hospital with severe lower abdominal pains. Hospital staff failed to urgently notify and communicate with her obstetrician. Regardless, her symptoms indicated a potential uterine rupture but the hospital failed to act prudently and delayed a c-section.

Doctors eventually performed a cesarean section but it was too late: the infant had suffered brain damage and will live the rest of his life with a severe case of cerebral palsy.

Most lawsuit settlements are confidential, but the proposed $9 million figure is public because the defendant is a military hospital. Out-of-court birth injury settlements are much more common than one would think because they almost always contain a confidentiality clause and no admission of liability.

Source: Insurance Journal, "$9M Settlement For Boy's Cerebral Palsy From Hawaii Hospital," Jan. 30, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Email Us Your Case Information For A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


The Donahey Law Firm
495 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-224-8166
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Fax: 614-849-0475
Email Us | Columbus Law Office Map

Branch Offices

Dayton Office
Local: 937-224-3030
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Cincinnati Office
Local: 513-721-9400
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Delaware Office
Local: 740-363-4969
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Covington Office
Local: 859-261-0572
Toll-Free: 800-792-1480

Mobile Office

Toll-Free: 800-792-1480
Learn More

Donahey Law Firm Logo
Logo: Facebook Logo: LinkedIn Logo: Twitter Logo: YouTube Logo: Google+