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...]

Birth Injury Attorneys Win Large Verdict for New York Family

Recently, a New York jury awarded a family $510,000 after negligence in the delivery room led to birth injury, oxygen deprivation, and brain damage for young Xzavier Hyman. Doctor Veers from Standard of Care and Causes Permanent Damage Dr. Paul Heltzer and the Staten Island University Hospital were found responsible for the speech probelms, learning disabilities, and reduced life expectancy that Xzavier now faces due to the extended period of time he went without oxygen on the day of his birth. Dr. Heltzer broke Xzavier's mother's water prematurely, while labor was still progressing quite slowly. He then administered dosages of the … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice Lawyers Win Large Birth Injury Verdict in Illinois

An Illinois jury awarded $5.5 million dollars to a mother and her child for medical malpractice that led to the boy's permanent brain damage. Negligent Care Leads to Oxygen Deprivation and Permanent Disability Eva Liberato was admitted to Westlake Hospital to deliver her baby in 2002. After hours of labor, she was given drugs to help induce contractions and dilation. The drugs caused the baby's heart rate to slow and, instead of calling for the assistance of an obstetrician, her family doctor attempted to deliver the baby himself using, among other methods, forceps and a vacuum retractor. The doctor ended up lodging the forceps in … [Read more...]