$1.1 Million Settlement for Negligent Neonatal Care After Birth
- Date: Fall 1999
- Settlement: $1.1 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Pediatrician Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose and Treat, Neonatal Care, Hypoglycemia, Cerebral Palsy, Birth Injury
The firm represented the family of a child, now six years old, who was having difficulty breathing immediately after birth. The on-call pediatrician failed to recognize the problem, or to order proper testing. The infant suffered from hypoglycemia and as a result has cerebral palsy. The firm obtained a settlement of $1,100,000 prior to trial.