UC Davis Medical Center Settles Medical Malpractice Suit

The family of a toddler who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth has accepted a settlement offer from UC Davis Medical Center that totals nine million dollars. Their medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the doctors ignored signs of fetal distress and failed to perform an emergency C-section that may have prevented the baby from suffering the life-altering diagnosis.

You can hear more about this case by watching this video. This news clip explains how the family claims the doctors suffered a breakdown in communication, both amongst themselves and with their patients. The family expressed their hope that their lawsuit will pave the way for an improvement in patient care at the medical center.

The medical malpractice lawyers of Pegalis & Erickson of Long Island have extensive experience in handling cases involving birth injuries. Parents who believe their child may have been the victim of medical malpractice can call us at (516) 684-2900.

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