Result: $2.3 Million Settlement for Birth Injury from Placental Abruption

At 35 weeks pregnant, plaintiff went to the emergency room complaining of severe lower abdominal cramping. She was not connected to a fetal heart monitor for almost an hour after arriving. Once connected to a monitor, the fetal heart rate had minimal variability and was non-reactive. A physician was not notified until approximately one hour after this time. An emergency c-section was performed hours after admission, with findings for a complete placental abruption. The baby suffered a severe hypoxic brain injury.