Georgia Birth Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, Discuss Recent Victory For All In Birth Injury Case


August 31, 2012

Birth injury cases in this day and age may come as a shock when considering the amount of medical technology advancements today. Birth injury cases have many loopholes that can leave many birth injury children and their parents without legal recourse. However, a recent case in San Louis Obispo, California has given hope to many parents dealing with a child suffering a birth injury as a result of medical malpractice.

Andrew and Jennifer Blunt were just the typical newly married couple expecting their first child. Unfortunately their daughter, Sophia, suffered for three hours lacking adequate oxygen intake. Today, Sophia suffers everyday due to cerebral palsy as a result of these mere three hours with minimal oxygen.

The couple then sought out the advice and help of an attorney who had a personal spin on this case. In the past, he served as a medic in the military and actually had to deliver babies in and out of a hospital setting. However, the couple’s story hit closer to home for their attorney when he lost his child in 2007 as the result of medical malpractice.

As the case began in court, both parties pulled out substantial evidence not only from personal experience, but also from expert witnesses. Dr. Kurt Haupt, defendant, argued that the infant immediately after birth began having complications with breathing due to the fact that “her airway was plugged up.” He also testified that there was not much that he could have done that would have immediately aided the child and so he continued to monitor the child properly post-delivery. The Blunts claimed that the doctor delivered the baby with the umbilical cord around the neck of the child which appeared to the family that the child was delivered dead. Also, reports state that when the doctor would check on the child he would not communicate with the parents at all.

Unlike most defense attorneys that are defending a medical malpractice lawsuit, or birth injury case the couple's attorney immediately dove into the medical aspect of the case. Their attorney researched countless fetal tachycardia procedures and methods in order to prove the facts and the possibilities that the child could have had in order to prevent the likelihood of the birth injury.

A major aspect of the case laid in what damages would be awarded to the Blunt family. The Blunt family attorney asked the jury to award $53 million dollars for Sophia’s life plan, which is based on her life expectancy. A portion of the damages is dedicated towards the future expenses that the family would face due to the medical and physical needs of Sophia. Other noneconomic and lost earning aspects were taken into account as well in order to meet all the needs of the family.

Today, the family can now have some peace of mind knowing that the $74 million dollars that they were awarded in the end can now go to the betterment of their child’s needs as a child suffering from cerebral palsy.

When your family has had to deal with medical malpractice and a birth injury has resulted, do not hesitate to contact Montlick & Associates today in order to have a free consultation about your legal rights. Your family may be entitled to compensation for birth injuries or wrongful death. Our Georgia birth injury attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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