In a recent case, Daniela Griffin was admitted into the Medical Center on December 30, 2009 to give birth to her son; Christopher Griffin Jr. Obstetrician Dr. Coupet was overseeing the delivery. In the middle of delivery, a complication known as “shoulder dystocia” occurred. This means that the baby’s shoulder got stuck behind his mother’s pelvic bone which made normal delivery impossible. According to the medical malpractice lawsuit filed on February 27, 2012, Dr. Coupet in his attempt to free the baby’s shoulder has been alleged to have “negligently and carelessly used greater than gentle traction” to the head and neck of the baby which caused the baby to suffer permanent neurological injury and damage to his brachial plexus nerves.
It is alleged that doctor’s medical negligence caused, Christopher Griffin Jr. to suffer permanent and severe neurological impairment. According to the lawsuit, the child will need lifelong as well as extensive medical care, surgeries, hospitalizations, and treatments.
Cases similar to this one occur too frequently to people all across the United States and even here to Tennessee residents. If you or someone you care about has suffered additional injury and pain due to medical malpractice or negligence then you should contact one of our compassionate and experienced Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers right away. We care our clients and will listen to your case as well as work with you to make sure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to for what you have suffered.
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