Created: 22 April 2016
Mahoney Law, PLLC in Boise settled a birth injury case against the United States for $7.2 million. The case involved negligent care provided at a local, federally funded clinic, hence the case was brought against the clinic via the United States under the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act. The case involved mishandled prenatal care by staff of the clinic (failure to screen for intrauterine growth restriction), as well as a botched labor and delivery by a doctor employed by the same clinic (failure to timely call for an obstetrical consult for cesarean section). The settlement is invested for the young child and is projected to provide $19 million in returns for lifetime benefits.