Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Birth Injury Case Settles for $1.5 Million

Late last month the family of a 3 days old infant and Lehigh Valley Hospital settled a wrongful death case for $1.5 million.  The family filed the lawsuit alleging that their daughter, Mackenzie, suffered a birth injury during her May 2008 birth and that the medical staff failed to recognize that she had suffered the injury which resulted in her death. 

According to the family’s lawsuit, the obstetrician applied a vacuum to the baby’s head during delivery to assist with delivery and the vacuum caused bleeding in the baby’s brain.  However, the lawsuit alleged that the hospital staff did not recognize the symptoms of the bleeding quickly enough to prevent her death.

We express our condolences to this family following the loss of their infant daughter.