Sommers Schwartz attorneys Richard Groffsky and Matthew Curtis secured a confidential settlement on behalf of a child who suffered serious and permanent injuries at birth at an Atlanta, Georgia hospital. According to the lawsuit, the defendants failed to properly evaluate and test for fetal well-being based on decreased fetal movement and deceleration on the fetal heart strip. Had an amniotic fluid index been performed in accordance with accepted standards of medical treatment, the defendants would have appreciated the signs of fetal distress and acted to timely deliver the child by means of an emergency cesarean section. Because of their professional negligence, the child suffered hypoxic/ischemic injury, causing cerebral palsy, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and permanent neurological injuries that will continue to require extensive rehabilitative services.
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