Attorneys with The Driscoll Firm have filed suit against Jay Wayne Lavigne, M.D., and Abingdon Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C., for injuries sustained by Jasmine Gaylor, an infant who suffered serious injuries as a result of potentially negligent care.
Online PR News – 07-October-2013 – Roanoke, VA – Attorneys with The Driscoll Firm have filed suit against Jay Wayne Lavigne, M.D., and Abingdon Obstetrics and Gynecology, P.C., for injuries sustained by Jasmine Gaylor, an infant who suffered serious injuries as a result of potentially negligent care on the part of the defendants (Case No. CL 13-2023, In the Circuit Court for the City of Roanoke).
According to the filed Complaint, on November 7th, 2008, Milagro Gaylor, the mother of Jasmine, went to the Johnston Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for severe pain, and was found to have contractions 2 or 3 minutes apart. She was also found to be bleeding, and nurses noticed that the fetal heart rate was unusually variable. Dr. Lavigne was alerted to these issues, and his instructions were to continue to observe the patient.
Between approximately 2:00 a.m. and 7:33 a.m., Ms. Gaylor continued to experience serious pain and vaginal bleeding, and the fetal heart rate remained highly variable. After 7:33 a.m., nurses contacted another physician, who, upon examination, decided to perform a C-Section, her suspicion being that placental abruption had occurred. Following the procedure, the surgical pathology report found that, indeed, placental abruption had occurred.
As a result of the delay in performing the C-Section, Jasmine Gaylor has undergone a substantial number of operations for a wide range of medical conditions. Therefore, in order to compensate Jasmine and her parents for the costs of medical treatment and the other consequences which may arise from her difficult delivery, the attorneys of The Driscoll Firm are seeking $10 million in damages to help the family in this trying time.
The Driscoll Firm is a national law firm based in St. Louis, Missouri that handles birth injury cases. If your child has suffered a birth injury as the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, contact an attorney with the firm today by calling 800-305-9800.