Wrongful Death – $425,000

LAS REGLAS DE CONDUCTA PROFESIONAL DEL BAR DEL ESTADO DE VIRGINIA REQUIEREN QUE TODOS LOS ABOGADOS HAGAN LA SIGUIENTE DECLARACIÓN Y RENUNCIA A LOS RESULTADOS DE SU CASO.

LOS ACUERDOS Y VERDICTOS EN TODOS LOS CASOS DEPENDEN DE DIVERSOS FACTORES Y CIRCUNSTANCIAS QUE SON ÚNICOS EN CADA CASO. POR LO TANTO, LOS RESULTADOS ANTERIORES EN CASOS NO SON UNA GARANTÍA O PREDICCIÓN DE RESULTADOS SIMILARES EN CASOS FUTUROS QUE LA FIRMA DE ALLEN Y SUS ABOGADOS PUEDAN ACEPTAR.

Localización: Confidencial
Lesiones: Muerte injusta
Asentamiento: $425,000

The plaintiff, age 23, was admitted to the hospital to deliver her first child.  A nurse midwife induced labor and administered Pitocin.  A fetal heart rate monitor indicated that the birth was rapidly becoming difficult.  Despite signs of fetal compromise, labor was allowed to continue for over two more hours before an obstetrician was notified.  Ultimately an emergency cesarean section was performed, but the infant was delivered stillborn.

Virginia law barred any wrongful death claim on behalf of the infant child since it was never deemed alive outside the birth canal.  Therefore, a claim was filed on behalf of the mother to compensate her for the emotional harm suffered due to the loss of her child.