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Location: Baltimore, MD
Case: Enzo Martinez, et al. v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, et al.
Court: Circuit Court for Baltimore City – Civil System,
Case No. 24C11001081
Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Gary A. Wais, H. Briggs Bedigian and Keith D. Forman of Wais, Vogelstein & Bedigian, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland.
Judge: The Honorable Marcus Z. Shar.
Case Synopsis: On March 26, 2010, plaintiff Enzo Martinez was delivered via Caesarean Section at Johns Hopkins hospital while under the care of three obstetrical and gynecological doctors. Rebecca Fielding wanted to deliver her baby at home with the help of a midwife. After 14 hours of labor, complications began and when the birth progression stopped, an ambulance was called. Although the ambulance was called at 2:36 a.m., Fielding did not arrive at the hospital until 3:28 a.m. An urgent C-section was ordered soon after Fielding’s arrival, but was not performed for nearly two more hours.
Enzo Martinez was born with permanent brain damage,
multiple physical and mental disabilities and cerebral
palsy. He will require 24-hour aid and attendant care, in
addition to intense physical and occupation therapies for
the rest of his life. Plaintiffs’ counsel noted that he will
never walk or talk.
The parents contend that their child’s cerebral palsy and seizure disorder was caused by a loss
of oxygen to the brain while Fielding waited for the Caesarean section. The attorneys said their experts told jurors standards of care were not followed. The C-section should have happened within 30 to 45 minutes after the mother arrived at the hospital.