The New York birth injury attorneys at the law firm of Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, a firm that has been representing families of infants injured during childbirth for more than 40 years, hereby alerts the public that...
New York, New York (PRWEB) April 20, 2012
The New York birth injury attorneys at the law firm of Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald, a firm that has been representing families of infants injured during childbirth for more than 40 years, hereby alerts the public that the injury lawyers at the firm have reached a settlement agreement with the involved defendants in a New York birth injury lawsuit for an amount of $4,320,000.00. The claim made was for allegedly failing to deliver the child at issue in a timely manner, resulting in serious birth injuries.
Specifically, the New York birth injury lawsuit at issue was entitled, BRANDON FONSECA, An Infant, by JENNIFER DOHERTY, his Mother and Natural Guardian and JENNIFER DOHERTY, Individually, v. ROMELLE MALONEY, M.D., PATRICIA DEVINE, M.D. and SOUND SHORE MEDICAL CENTER. It was filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Bronx and was assigned to The Honorable Stanley Green. Its case number was 350174/08.
According to documents filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the case centered on a child who was born on January 24, 2006 at the Sound Shore Medical Center. The child endured a difficult delivery that involved an umbilical cord prolapse and a nuchal cord. The monitoring of the vital signs of the mother and the infant for several hours revealed an indication of these problems, and the mother was also complaining of a headache so severe that her vision became blurred.
The child was ultimately delivered when contractions in the mother were occurring every 2 – 3 minutes. The New York birth injury lawyers at Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald alleged in the New York birth injury lawsuit mentioned above that (a) the nurse monitoring the vital signs failed to notify the overseeing doctor of those vital signs in a timely manner and that (b) the child was not delivered in a timely manner.
The lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York alleges tThe child was born and now suffers from blindness, mild cerebral palsy with symptoms that include unsteadiness in his gait and balance and difficulty with climbing and descending stairs. He is unable to speak words, he is not potty trained and he is suffering from several severe developmental delays that require treatment.
About Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald & Fitzgerald is a law firm comprised of New York birth injury lawyers who have been representing clients harmed in this manner since the firm’s inception in 1971. The attorneys at the firm handle New York medical malpractice cases, New York birth injury cases, New York cerebral palsy cases and other types of litigation matters that involve injuries inflicted upon both mothers and newborns before, during and immediately after delivery.