Cerebral Palsy Attorneys Win Large Verdict in New York State

In New York State, a tremendous verdict was awarded recently to a 24 year old woman who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy Results After Prolonged Oxygen Deprivation Tiffany Busone and her mother sued the Bellevue Maternity Hospital (now known as the Bellevue Women's Center) for negligently delivering Tiffany on July 15th, 1984. Tiffany was deprived of oxygen for nearly 15 minutes while doctors failed to properly resuscitate her. She now suffers permanent brain damage because of it. The Saratoga County, six member jury, made up of three men and three women, unianimously agreed to award Tiffany the $43.5 million dollar … [Read more...]

Shoulder Dystocia Protocol Reduces Birth Injury By 26%

Family Practice News, an independent, online newspaper that provides timely and relevant news about clinical developments in the field of family medicine, recently reported on a study that showed that specific and firm protocol regarding shoulder dystocia and other birthing hazards could significantly reduce the instances of birth injury. Standardized Protocol Reduces Birth Injury The protocol system, called Code-D, reduced the occurences of infant brachial plexus injury (Erb's Palsy) caused by shoulder dystocia (when a baby's shoulder gets stuck behind the mother's pelvic bone by 26%, according to study reports presented at the Society … [Read more...]

Jury Awards $7 Million to Victims of Medical Malpractice in New York

In New York, a Queens jury has awarded a Long Island couple $7 million in a case of medical malpractice that almost led to the untimely death of Owen McNamara. Medical Malpractice at St. Francis Hospital St. Francis Hospital, located on Long Island, NY, is known as "The Heart Center". It's reputation for cardiac excellence has patients the world over seeking treatment there. That is why Owen and Jo-Ann McNamara went to St. Francis Hospital for a "routine" by-pass surgery. The surgery went smoothly. Post-op, however, did not. While in the ICU (Intenstive Care Unit), Owen developed a condition called tamponade. This condition involves … [Read more...]