March 1, 2006

An Evansville, Indiana jury found in favor of a local obstetrician. Plaintiff alleged that the delivery was plagued with problems and ongoing fetal distress culminating in a fetal demise that could have been avoided. When the fetus could not be delivered vaginally, the local obstetrician called for a c-section. By the time of the actual delivery, the fetus had no spontaneous respirations. Tracy Prewitt successfully defended the physician noting that the cord gas values did not show a long period of fetal distress, as severe acidosis was not present.

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