When Failure to Respond Emergently is to Blame
Robin and Hunter represented a family where an expectant mother came to the Hospital suspecting that she felt amniotic fluid leaking. The baby was moving, and once again the tracing was characterized as a Category 2 tracing, but nothing was done to improve it. Eventually, the patient’s OB was called, but when the doctor failed to appear timely, no call to the hospitalist working at the facility was made to ensure an emergent Caesarean Section. When the patient’s OB did finally arrive at the bedside, the fetal monitoring was discontinued, but delivery was further delayed, resulting in a devastating brain injury. Robin and Hunter negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement for the family.