A family in another state claimed that a physician's decisions caused irreversible brain damage in their baby boy. The family thus filed a medical malpractice claim against the federally employed doctor and was recently awarded more than $33 million in the suit. Any person in West Virginia whose baby suffers birth injuries and other birth-related problems as a result of a doctor's negligence has the right to take legal action against the medical professional.
According to the suit, the woman claimed that she expressed the desire to undergo a cesarean section when it was time for the boy to be born. However, the doctor reportedly ignored the woman's request even though the baby's heart rate had slowed down. Instead, the doctor allegedly left the woman to tend to another baby delivery. When the woman's baby was eventually born, he was not breathing.