SOURCE: Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald have been representing people who have suffered as a result of substandard medical care since the firm opened in 1971. The attorneys at the firm handle several different types of legal claims within the realm of medical malpractice that include substandard prenatal care allegations and birth injury cases that involve brain injuries that can lead to diagnoses including cerebral palsy and autism. The firm hereby announces that it has won a verdict in the amount of $3,150,000.00 on behalf of an infant who suffers from several serious injuries.
Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the Kings County Supreme Court and it was assigned a case number of 96143A. The plaintiffs named in the case were the infant and the infant's parents as his adult guardians. The named defendant was the medical center where the infant child was delivered. The lawsuit sought several different forms of damages based on severe and permanent injuries suffered by the infant plaintiff that included cerebral palsy, mental retardation and a seizure disorder among others.
According to the court documents associated with the case, the plaintiff's mother reported to the defendant medical facility when she had reached 27 weeks of gestation. The documents also indicated that the mother had been through five previous pregnancies that had all resulted in miscarriages. The mother reported to the medical facility while experiencing contractions every 20 minutes. When she was admitted, she was given Tocolytic to stop labor and a drug to hasten lung development.
The court documents continued to describe the process, and they stated that the infant plaintiff was born three hours after the mother reported to the medical facility. The infant plaintiff weighed 1 pound and 15 ounces upon birth and he was intubated after being delivered via C-section. The infant plaintiff was subsequently kept in NICU for a period of several weeks until being discharged. Two weeks after being discharged, the infant plaintiff turned blue in the face while being fed and had to be resuscitated. At that point, the infant was diagnosed with gastric esophagal reflexbronchal pulmonary dysplasia, apnea and bradycardia.
The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald successfully claimed that the defendant medical center, its agent and employees, departed from generally good and accepted medical practice by: (1) negligent intubation of infant; (2) failure to diagnose gastroencephagal reflux; (3) failure to warn the infant plaintiff's mother about the treatment of gastroencephagal reflux; and (4) negligent care and treatment of neo-natal newborn. The jury heard these arguments and returned a verdict of $3,150,000.00.
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.