$3.25 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Action Against Nurse Midwife For Failing To Timely Deliver Baby

The Plaintiff was a young female delivering her second child. The first was delivered by c-section. This time she desired a vaginal birth. She engaged the services of a midwife to perform the delivery. During the labor non reassuring signs and symptoms of a cord compression became apparent. Plaintiff alleged the midwife negligently delayed notifying the mother's treating OB/GYN of these signs and symptoms resulting in a delayed delivery. As a result, the child suffered a form of brain damage. The midwife denied she was negligent, argued the baby's injuries were caused by a preexisting condition, and blamed other healthcare providers. The case settled shortly before trial for $ 3.25 million.