Jury awards woman $16M following complicated delivery

Jury awards woman $16M following complicated delivery

A woman has won a $16 million medical malpractice lawsuit following a horrific birthing incident. The mother of 4 suffered permanent injuries after she went to the Brookwood Medical Center to give birth. She chose the medical center based on advertisements touting it as a place that would accomodate natural births, including the use of birth tubs. The mother also wanted the ability to move about freely during the birthing process rather than having her movements restricted. However, things went tragically wrong due to the centers reckless conduct.

During the delivery, Ms. Malatesta was forcibliy restraiend, and the baby was pushed back inside her and held for 6 minutes when Ms. Malatesta began to deliver without the doctor present. As a reuslt of the reckless actions, she now suffers from pudendal neuralgia, a nerve injury suffered during birth, is no longer able to have sex, and must spend several hours each day soaking in tubs to relieve the pain.

The jury found that the birthing center had committed medical malrparactice. As more and more women are seeking alternatives to hospital deliveries, hopefully this verdict will signal the need for safety at clinics providing natural births.

For more information or if you have suffered any form of injury while receiving medical treatment, please contact the experienced San Diego medical malpractice attorneys at Bostwick Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.


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