$1.2 Million Settlement for Birth Defect Injury
- Date: Spring 2003
- Settlement: $1.2 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Prenatal Care, Failure to Perform Test, Wrongful Birth
A child who was born with a Fragile X Syndrome will receive $1.2 million as part of a settlement obtained by the firm. Given a history of mental retardation and autism in the mother’s family, the obstetricians providing prenatal care for the mother failed to order a screening blood test, recommended by the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, which would have been able to detect the fragile X birth defect. The boy, who is now six, suffers from developmental delays and autism, and, requires lifetime care and supervision.