Parents of Child Born with Severe Brain Damage Awarded $19 Million

A Pennsylvania couple received a $19.3 million settlement after their daughter was born with severe brain damage. Charles and Marissa Vaccaro filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2014, claiming their doctor was negligent in delivering their baby in 2012.

Negligence Leads to Severe Brain Damage

According to the lawsuit, the mother showed clear signs of placental abruption—which deprives the baby of oxygen. Because of this diagnosis, she should have been given an emergency C-section immediately. The doctor’s failure to perform an emergency C-section caused the baby to suffer severe brain damage. The child is unable to feed herself, walk or talk due to the injury.

Moses Taylor Hospital and the physician agreed to pay the couple $19.3 million to settle the lawsuit. Specifically, the agreement provides $9.05 million for Emma’s care and $2 million in compensation for the mother. The remainder will pay for attorney’s fees, litigation costs and services provided by the state Department of Human Services.

“The settlement is a rightful victory for this family that has suffered because of the hospital’s negligence,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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