$5 Million – Negligently Performed Tubal Ligation
Our clients decided they could not financially afford another child and requested their obstetrician to perform a tubal ligation after the birth of their second child. The physician negligently failed to ligate one of the fallopian tubes and failed to inform the parents. When the mother became pregnant, the physician advised the parents that he had performed the ligation on only one fallopian tube. The baby was born with autism that required significant costs to provide for the child throughout his life. The mother lost her job because of the unwanted pregnancy and the parents suffered severe emotional distress. The lifetime benefits for the parents to care for their baby totaled five million dollars.