$36.5 million. Still wonder why C-section rates are so high? “The jurors found Doelger failed to interpret strips from a monitoring device that indicated the fetus was in distress, court records show. The difficult delivery continued so long, the fetus suffered from a dangerous increase in blood acidity; the child should have been delivered by Caesarean section long before it was, the jurors concluded.

The hospital was deemed liable, the jury said, because its nurses failed to alert Doelger to the distress signals, the records show.

‘Had the Caesarean been performed even 30 minutes earlier, Nicholas would be fine today,’ she said. ‘It was just tragic that it happened that way.’”

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