SOURCE: Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, PC

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

December 13, 2012 19:07 ET

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald Settle Multi-Million-Dollar Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 13, 2012) -  The New York medical malpractice attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald represent clients who have been injured or worse because of negligence on the part of medical professionals who are supposed to treat them. The firm's Web site can be found at the URL of http://www.lawfitz.com. The firm hereby announces that it has agreed to a settlement with regards to a New York medical malpractice lawsuit that pertains to an infant who was badly injured as a result of alleged negligence on the part of the defendant. The settlement amount for the case was $7,300,000.00.

The New York medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald have been handling New York medical malpractice claims on behalf of clients for more than 40 years. The firm handles several types of medical malpractice cases including those that deal with birth injuries. The firm has recently concluded another New York birth injury lawsuit by agreeing to a settlement with the defendant in the amount of $7,300,000.00. The case concerned an infant who was permanently injured as a result of the alleged negligence of the defendant.

Specifically, the lawsuit was filed against the defendant that was named as New York Methodist Hospital, and the case after being filed was assigned a number of 96181A. The lawsuit sought damages from the defendant based on allegations that the staff at the medical facility did not properly monitor the conditions of the infant and the mother prior to the birth of the plaintiff child. The court documents alleged that as a result of this negligence, the plaintiff child suffered several injuries and has been diagnosed with several permanent conditions.

The court documents describe the situation such that the mother reported to the hospital the day prior to the birth, complaining of severe abdominal cramps and bleeding. The mother was placed on magnesium sulfate but wound up giving birth to the child the next day at a gestation period of 29-30 weeks. The mother had diabetes and had previously given birth to a stillborn at 30 weeks of pregnancy.

The court documents state that the child was born with several conditions that included severe respiratory distress syndrome, sepsis, funisitis and acute chorioamnionitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, hyperbilirubinemia, and birth asphyxia. Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald successfully argued that New York Methodist Hospital, its agent and employees failed to properly monitor the fetal condition prior to delivery by means of electronic fetal heart monitor [EFHM] and deliver immediately by cesarean section given the first signs of fetal distress as evidenced by a non-reactive non-stress test [NST]. The defendant agreed to settle the case for $7.3 million.

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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