$1.225 Million Settlement for Child with Fragile X Syndrome
- Date: Summer 2003
- Settlement: $1.225 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Birth, Failure to Diagnose, Fragile X Syndrome
Fragile X syndrome , a condition which can be diagnosed prenatally, is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. In this case, the firm recovered a settlement of $1.225 million for a four-year-old boy born with Fragile X Syndrome, where the mother’s doctors failed to perform proper testing to screen for this condition.