$3 Million Settlement for Failure to Provide Adequate Care to a Baby Born Prematurely
- Date: Spring 2002
- Attorney: Carol Forte
- Settlement: $3 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Treat Hydrocephalus, Birth Injury
The baby developed hydrocephalus — acute enlargement of the head — that should have indicated to doctors a case of meningitis.
“The plaintiff in this case is now 20 years old,” says Forte. “We may be able to bring a case even when someone might think that the statute of limitations has long expired. This baby’s mother abandoned her and she was raised by a succession of relatives. She eventually came under the care of a cousin, who decided to contact an attorney when the client was already 17 years old.”