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Mother Awarded $5.3 Million For Premature Birth at NY Presbyterian

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2012 | Medical Malpractice

Lawyers for New York Presbyterian Hospital agreed to a $5.3 million settlement with a plaintiff whose baby was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The birth injury lawsuit was founded on the negligence of the medical provider, in this case New York Presbyterian, because the New York City mother had visited the hospital for observation and treatment while pregnant but still gave birth prematurely at 32 weeks. The medical malpractice lawsuit asserted that, “not enough steps were taken to prevent this premature birth.”

This medical malpractice suit was based not only upon the severe and irreversible personal injuries that the child suffered and the emotional suffering of the mother, but also upon the failure of the hospital to provide adequate care. In this case, it appears that the staff failed to properly monitor the baby prior to its birth, and this failure to properly follow the adequate standard of care amounted to criminal negligence.

Our New York City law firm specializes in winning large settlements in medical malpractice lawsuits. Our medical malpractice attorneys in NYC have taken on similar cases time and time again, and we employ multiple legal strategies to fight against large corporations, insurance companies, or hospitals such as this one. If you have suffered personal injuries as a result of medical malpractice, contact us today.