YONKERS, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald have been representing families of infants who were wrongfully injured before, during and after their births since the firm's inception in 1971. The firm handles cases that involve diagnoses of brain damage, cerebral palsy, developmental delays and autism. The attorneys at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald hereby announce that they have successfully negotiated a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000.00 on behalf of an infant client who was allegedly injured as a result of substandard medical care by the doctors at a medical facility in the Bronx.
Specifically, the lawsuit was filed in the Bronx County Supreme Court and it was assigned a case number of 83102A. The plaintiff was a male infant with his parents named as his guardians and the defendants included the medical facility and three different doctors who treated the plaintiff as he was in the process of being born. The lawsuit was filed in pursuit of damages that were allegedly incurred as a result of the negligence of the defendants.
According to the court documents, the infant plaintiff's mother reported to the defendant hospital at approximately 9:15 p.m. one evening because she was in labor. The mother was seen by one of the defendant doctors who was a resident at the time. Meconium staining was noted three hours later, and this staining is a sign of fetal distress. The presence of thick meconium was noted approximately 30 minutes later.
The court documents went on to allege that between the times of 12:10 a.m. and 2:45 a.m., the fetal heart rate was not recorded. The infant plaintiff was ultimately delivered at approximately 4 a.m. The court documents alleged that the infant plaintiff was delivered with forceps, and the documents additionally alleged that a resident was not allowed to perform this procedure in the defendant hospital.
The documents ultimately argued that as a result of this negligence, the infant plaintiff suffered severe brain damage that will require ongoing care by the infant's parents throughout his life. The documents further alleged that the defendant doctors and medical facility departed from normal and reasonable medical practices and that these departures led to this permanent injury. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $2,000,000.00 and the case was subsequently dismissed.
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.