The family of a child who suffered brain damage from a birth-related injury reached a $25 million settlement with the U.S. Government.
The family of JC Cibula took legal action against the United States under the Federal Tort Claim Act asserting that the Navy physicians who handled the mother’s birth were negligent in their treatment of the moderate-risk pregnancy, according to lawyersusaonline.com. As a result, JC Cibula was born with permanent, life-altering physical and neurological injuries.
The family made the wise decision to consult with a medical malpractice injury lawyer and took legal action. After a protracted legal battle, an agreeable settlement was finally reached that will help ensure the permanently injured child has funds for present and future care.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
Our medical malpractice law firm is glad to see that the injured child will receive the compensation needed to secure proper care for the rest of their life. It’s clear that this child’s future was irrevocably altered due to the negligence of the physicians. Our firm fully appreciates how difficult and complex birth injury cases can be. For example, we took a birth injury case to trial and were able to secure a $2.3 million jury verdict for a child who suffered a permanent shoulder injury during the birth (see the full case result analysis here).