SOURCE: Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, PC

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

November 21, 2012 17:13 ET

The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald Secure $15,000,000.00 Result for Client

NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwire - November 21, 2012) - The New York medical malpractice attorneys at the law firm of Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, whose Web site URL can be found at http://www.lawfitz.com, hereby announce that the firm has secured a $15,000,000.00 judgment on behalf of an infant client who was badly injured while in the process of being born because of alleged negligence by the medical professionals who were supposed to oversee the delivery of the child. The damages have been classified and broken down into several different specific forms of loss, all of which will be paid to the client by the defendant.

The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald provide legal representation to families whose children have suffered severe birth injuries as a result of negligence on the part of medical professionals who are supposed to provide adequate care for mothers and infants. The firm hereby announces that it has secured a $15,000,000.00 verdict on behalf of a client who suffered permanent injuries while in the process of being born allegedly because of the negligence of the defendant named in the lawsuit at issue.

Specifically, this New York medical malpractice lawsuit was filed and was given a case number of 92091A. The court documents explain that the case concerned an infant client who was born at Winthrop University after being in gestation for only 28 weeks. After the mother reported to the hospital complaining of severe labor pains, the child was delivered the next morning in a standard delivery room.

However, the court documents allege that there was not properly equipped with resuscitative equipment, and the child was unresponsive, blue and floppy when born. The court documents state that the parents believed the period of time between tubing and bagging the infant to allow for breathing to be longer than the three minutes claimed by the defense. 

The court documents went on to allege that as a result of this delay in intubation, the infant plaintiff developed central cyanosis before she was intubated. She was eventually diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. The child has since undergone several surgeries to repair and improve posture and mobility.

Ultimately, the court record indicates that the New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald helped the plaintiff recover damages in the amount of $15,000,000.00 after successfully arguing that it was obstetrician malpractice to deliver the child in a labor room that was not equipped and staffed to resuscitate a premature infant. They testified that this departure resulted in a delay of effective ventilation and hypoxia, and that the hypoxia, superimposed on the child's prematurity, resulted in birth injuries, including periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cerebral palsy.

The damages were broken down as follows: $1,000,000 for past pain and suffering; $2,500,000 for future pain and suffering; $3,000,000 for medical expenses and equipment; $5,000,000 for custodial attendant care; $3,000,000 for physical and occupational therapy; $500,000 for impairment of earning ability.

About Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald is a law firm comprised of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been representing clients harmed by the negligence of medical professionals overseeing births since the firm's inception in 1971. The attorneys at the firm handle New York birth injury cases, New York medical malpractice cases, New York cerebral palsy cases, New York personal injury cases, auto accident cases and other types of litigation matters that involve injuries inflicted upon individuals who need legal help. 

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