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A significant six-figure recovery for the parents of a stillborn baby girl - The pregnant mother reported to the hospital at 39 weeks gestation. It appeared that she was going into labor and fetal monitoring was started on the mother and the fetus. Over the course of three or four hours, however, the fetal monitoring equipment showed that the baby in the uterus was "in distress," but this was not noticed by the nursing staff and/or reported to the doctor. Sadly, when the child was delivered a few hours later, she was stillborn. Read more about this tragic case here.

Six-figure recovery for young expectant mother - A young pregnant woman from Pittsburgh delivered a stillborn child. There were problems during the end of the pregnancy that should have been discovered by the obstetrician at a time when it would have been possible to prevent the stillbirth. Unfortunately, that did not happen. We obtained a significant six-figure award on behalf of this young woman.

Six-figure recovery for hospital error causing infant death - A young pregnant woman from Altoona went to the hospital with signs suggesting that she was in labor, but she was sent home under the mistaken belief that she was just having abdominal pains. While she was at home, she started to give birth to a premature infant. She tried to rush back to the hospital, but the infant died before she would return. We filed a claim against the hospital on the ground that they should have recognized that the mother was in labor when she first came to the hospital, and she should have been admitted to the hospital and given her drugs to stop the premature labor. We obtained a very significant six-figure recovery on behalf of this woman.

Significant recovery for Listera-related loss - A young expectant mother from Pittsburgh's South Hills developed an infection during pregnancy known as Listera. Her obstetrician, however, "missed" the signs of infection, and it went on to cause the death of the baby. Relying on expert witnesses in the field of infectious disease, we were able to obtain a significant recovery for this young expectant mother.

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