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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald Settle Birth Injury Lawsuit for $3,500,000.00

July 25, 2013 - NEW YORK, NY

The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald have been representing families who have suffered as a result of substandard medical care since the firm opened its doors in 1971. Since that time, the firm has earned more than $1 billion in judgments and settlements on behalf of clients from cases that arose from situations involving birth injuries, negligent prenatal care, the infliction of brain damage on infants that resulted in diagnoses of cerebral palsy, developmental delays and autism and many other matters. The attorneys at the firm hereby announce that they have successfully settled a New York birth injury lawsuit for $3,500,000.00.

Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the New York County Supreme Court against a defendant hospital and on behalf of an infant plaintiff and his parents. The case was assigned a case number of A00053 and it was filed in pursuit of several different forms of damages that were sought because the plaintiff was allegedly injured on a permanent basis because the defendant failed to detect premature labor and act on it in a timely manner.

According to the court documents associated with the case, the infant plaintiff's mother was 22 years old at the time of his birth and she had a history of two miscarriages that occurred at 32 weeks of gestation. When she had reached 29 weeks of gestation with this pregnancy, she reported to the defendant hospital complaining of abdominal pressure. No contractions were noted at that time and she was sent home.

Two days later, the mother began experiencing sharp abdominal pains and contacted the defendant hospital. She was allegedly told to take an over-the-counter medication and to relax. Three days later, the mother experienced contractions and reported to the defendant hospital. She was fully dilated and was sent to the operating room for the performance of a C-section. The court documents went on to state that during the birth, the mother's membranes ruptured which resulted in multiple infections for the infant plaintiff.

The court documents went on to state that the infant plaintiff was born with respiratory distress and other serious problems and that he was intubated and sent to NICU. He remained hospitalized for two months and was eventually diagnosed with brain damage, cerebral palsy and hypoxia among other medical problems. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald filed the lawsuit in response to this situation, and the defendant hospital agreed to settle the case in the amount of $3,500,000.00.

About Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald is a law firm comprised of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been representing clients harmed by the negligence of medical professionals overseeing births since the firm's inception in 1971. The attorneys at the firm handle New York birth injury cases, New York medical malpractice cases, New York cerebral palsy cases, New York personal injury cases, auto accident cases and other types of litigation matters that involve injuries inflicted upon individuals who need legal help.

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