Ohio pays $2.5M to settle lawsuit by prisoner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio is paying $2.5 million to help care for a severely brain-damaged child born to a state prisoner who claimed she didn't get proper medical and prenatal care.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction didn't admit any wrongdoing in the settling the lawsuit filed by Marcquietta Nored of Cincinnati. She was serving a sentence for forgery when she gave birth to daughter Julia in July 2006 at the Ohio State University hospital.

The girl was born with severe brain damage and quadriplegic cerebral palsy. She can neither speak nor use her legs and arms.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1enDFkv ) reports the suit claimed Nored wasn't treated for her high blood pressure and did not receive any obstetrical care in the 11 weeks before the birth.