July 11, 2011
On August 14, 2005, Emily Ordonez of Bayonne, New Jersey went to Bayonne Medical Center after experiencing the first pangs of labor. She arrived at 1:30 a.m. and all prenatal tests suggested that she would be delivering a healthy baby. Ten hours later, her son Jose was born but something was wrong. The child suffered what would become permanent brain damage after being injured at birth.
Ordonez and her family sued the former owners of the hospital for the birth injury and have agreed to an $8.5 million birth injury settlement. Insurance will pay the family $6 million to cover medical expenses and another $2.5 million for emotional and other damages. [ READ MORE ]