Feds Reach $5M Settlement In Baby Brain Injury Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 1, 2017, 9:13 PM EDT) -- The federal government will pay $5 million to resolve a medical malpractice suit accusing doctors at a Florida naval hospital of failing to order a cesarean section despite signs of fetal distress which caused a baby's permanent brain damage, according to documents filed Monday in Florida federal court.

Jenifer and Sean Mochocki, a U.S. Air Force officer, and the federal government asked U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard to approve a settlement to end a medical malpractice suit alleging that three Naval Hospital Jacksonville doctors failed to order a C-section despite adverse fetal heart tracing test results, which purportedly resulted in...

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