$9.6 Million Jury Verdict for Brain Damaged Child
- Date: Winter 2005
- Attorney: Ronald P. Goldfaden & Mitchell J. Makowicz, Jr.
- Settlement: $9.6 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Labor and Delivery, Failure to Diagnose, Fetal Distress, Failure to Perform Cesarean Section, Hypoxia Injury and Brain Damage, Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury
A Passaic County jury returned a verdict totaling $9.6 million for a child who was born with severe brain damage as a result of a lack of oxygen.
The jury found that the certified nurse midwife and the obstetrician who were monitoring the fetal heart strips, failed to recognize that the baby’s fetal heart rate was dangerously low and failed to perform a timely cesarean section delivery. As a result of the delay, the child will never walk or talk or be able to attend a regular school. He will need 24 hour care for the rest of his life.
Blume Donnelly attorneys, Ron Goldfaden and Mitch Makowicz, tried the matter on behalf of the child and her family.