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

new jersey philadelphia cerebral palsy attorneys win big verdict new yorkTiffany 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 verdict. The money breaks down to $20 million for home health aides, $15 million for future pain and suffering, $6 million for past pain and suffering, and the remainder for medical expenses and loss of wages.

Tiffany will always require a wheel chair, home health aides, special medical equipment, and, despite her above average intelligence and bachelors degree from Arizona State University, will never be able to hold a job to support herself financially. Her lack of motor skills and permanent brain damage will render her unfit for the workforce.

This verdict will serve to support Tiffany and her mother, who cares for her, for the rest of Tiffany’s life.

Cerebral Palsy Attorneys in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your child suffers from a birth injury or defect such as cerebral palsy, it may be due to medical malpractice or negligence. Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. The medical malpractice and cerebral palsy attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are here to answer any questions that you may have regarding your legal rights. You can also call at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

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

new jersey philadelphia shoulder dystocia lawyers protocol reduces birth injuryThe 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 for Maternal-Fetal Medicine annual meeting.

The study assessed nearly 12,000 vaginal deliveries that utilized the Code-D delivery standards, which include mobilization of experienced staff, a hands-off pause for assessment, and additional varied maneuvers.

Staff at the Jamiaca (NY) Hospital Medical Center were trained with the protocol, which involved practicing on manikins. Staff were trained to utilize the hands-off pause a “breather;” a short pause to take a deep breath, assess the situation, and quickly move on appropriately.

Dr. Inglis, of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, says that Should Dystocia and brachial plexus injury are on the rise in recent years because of maternal obesity and diabetes. Hopefully, this system that has shown great success for Jamaica Hospital will be implemented in hospitals nationwide and continue to reduce injury in newborns.

Shoulder Dystocia Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If your child received an injury to his or her brachial plexus during child birth, it’s possible they are victims of shoulder dystocia and a negligent obstetrician. Contact the Mininno Law Office if you have any questions regarding the condition of your child and/or your legal rights. You may also call at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

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

new jersey philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers st. francis hospital case 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 the build-up of blood and fluid in the pericardium (the sac surrounding the heart) which can compress the heart and disrupt it’s normal function. A timely response can relieve the pressure within minutes, but because of a negligent response and failure on his doctor’s part to communicate the budding complications, Owen McNamara suffered a heart attack.

Doctors revived him, but Owen faced 2.5 years of complications, hospital stays, and rehab treatments resulting from the tamponade related heart attack. His heart blockages were cleared during the by-pass surgery, but Owen now lives with permanent damage to his heart, as well as chest and breathing complications.

Had St. Francis Hospital staff recognized the symptoms of tamponade sooner, and promptly and effectively treated those symptoms, Mr. and Mrs. McNamara could have avoided the nightmare that followed the cardiac arrest.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

The McNamaras, in some ways, are very lucky. Hospital negligence did not take Owen’s life. Others have lost life and limb as a result of medical malpractice and hospital negligence. That is why medical malpractice lawyers are necessary. Hospitals and doctors that act negligently and do not adhere to the standard of care must be held accountable for their mistakes.

If you or a loved one have suffered in any way at the hands of a negligent medical provider, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free consultation or call us at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
Our team strive to earn full and fair compensation for those who have been seriously wronged by careless and negligent medical providers.