Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana were excited about the birth of their son Brian. That excitement was offset considerably when it was discovered that the baby had major malformations and birth defects. Medical malpractice attorneys took the case on behalf of the parents and argued that Dr. Marie Morel, OB/GYN Specialists of Palm Beaches and Perinatal Specialists of the Palm Beaches, had failed to properly diagnose their son and notice the potential defects. A Florida jury agreed with the plaintiffs and awarded them $4.5 million in the medical malpractice lawsuit.
Doctors Fail to Properly Examine Pregnant Woman
Brian Santana was born with no arms and one leg. The parent’s lawsuit claims that Morel and the ultra sound technician should have detected the missing limbs. The medical malpractice attorneys also found that both the doctor and the technician signed a report stating that they had seen all four limbs during the ultrasound. This news led the parents to believe that their child was healthy and would not be suffering from any major birth defects. The plaintiffs argued that because of this negligence, they were not properly informed about their son’s health and had they been, they would have terminated the pregnancy. This failure to properly diagnose the young boy and properly inform the parents of his health is a clear violation of the acceptable standard of medical care. It is the hope of the medical malpractice attorneys that this money will be an appropriate amount to care for the child, who will need considerable medical attention for his entire life.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia
If you or a family member have recently been the victimized by medical malpractice or negligence, you should contact a medical malpractice attorney to discuss your legal rights. Please contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation, or call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.