Military Hospital Found Responsible for Brain Injuries to Newborn

January 14, 2014 |
Military Hospital Found Responsible for Brain Injuries to Newborn
Luis de Bethancourt

Giving birth to a new child should be a time of rejoicing and togetherness for a family.  However the act of childbirth itself can be a harrowing time for both mother and child.  Families rely on the doctors and nursing staff for the best possible care to help bring their new child into the world.  When all goes well, there is joy and celebration.  But when a medical mistake is made the result can be devastating.

Haiden Rivera was born in 2008 at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood Texas to parents Kasie and Higinio Rivera. Kasie was given oxytocin to assist in inducing labor.  Ignoring the fetal monitoring results that showed the baby was in distress, and ignoring procedures that state in such cases to  to discontinue oxytocin and commence with a c-section, the military doctors forced Kasie to undergo 12 hours of hours of labor and have the baby vaginally.  Subsequently, little Haiden was born with severe brain damage and had to be airlifted to Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio.

Higinio Rivera was an active duty servicemen serving at Ft Hood at the time of his son’s birth.  He and his family have since moved to Michigan.  After suing the government, a settlement was reached and a total of 6.5 million dollars was approved by the judge overseeing the case.

When you or a family member has been injured from someone else’s mistakes, there could be long term repercussions that are not thought of at the time of the injury.  Lifelong care, physical therapy, retraining – all of these things and more may become necessary over the course of time.  Let the Lawyers at Michigan Injury Lawyers be there for you and help you get the care and repayment you deserve.