The Story Behind an Insider Exclusive Documentary of a Mother's Battle for her Children Against Physicians Who Allegedly Failed Them.

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Personal Injury Lawyer Howard G. Frederick from the New York law firm Silbowitz Garafola Silbowitz Schatz and Frederick will be featured on Insider Exclusive for helping a mother of three seek compensation for the personal injuries sustained by her first two children from premature birth caused by alleged medical negligence. The story will be featured on August 23rd.

...allegedly there would have been a strong propensity that the older children could have been carried to term and would not have undergone premature births

The story of how Gina Brucato was able to seek justice for her children will be filmed by the investigative television crew, Insider Exclusive, on the 23rd of August.

This is the story behind the documentary: Gina Brucato, mother of three, had to accept the fate of her first two children who acquired deficiencies shortly after their birth. It was after her third child was born that Ms. Brucato allegedly realized that her children’s abnormalities were a result of medical negligence and Attorney Howard G. Frederick, personal injury lawyer and partner at Silbowitz Garafola Silbowitz Schatz and Frederick, provided legal support to pursue her Medical Malpractice claim against the physicians involved (Westchester Supreme Court Index No.:21228106).

Based on details from the legal claim that was filed at the Westchester Supreme Court (Index No.:21228106), Ms. Brucato went to the same physicians for routine gynecological care for nine years, since 1993. During that entire period, her symptoms had been allegedly misdiagnosed and as a result, she was not given the proper treatment that would have addressed her physical condition that adversely affected the well-being of her first two children.

On June 19, 2006, Ms. Brucato consulted with another OBGYN, Dr. Vivian Sone, as she desired to have another child. Upon telling Dr. Sone that she possessed a bicornuate uterus, Dr. Sone asked how this was diagnosed by her former physicians. Upon learning that there was allegedly no particular test performed to confirm this condition, Dr. Sone decided to have her undergo a Hystero-Salpingogram on August 21, 2006. The results suggested the presence of either a bicornuate or a sub-septate uterus. An MRI then followed, which revealed a sub-septate uterus. This was the first time that her condition was correctly diagnosed.

Following this, Dr. Jeffrey Klein performed an operative hysteroscopy and resection of the uterine septum on December 1, 2006. Thereafter Ms. Brucato then had a normal delivery of her third child on May 23, 2008, full term and with no deficiencies. If testing and surgery had been performed during the earlier years when Ms.Brucato started consulting with her former physicians, allegedly there would have been a strong propensity that the older children could have been carried to term and would not have undergone premature births and fetal distress. (Westchester Supreme Court Index No.:21228106).

Glen was born severely premature. He was later diagnosed with static encephalopathy (brain injury). Glen also acquired a severe articulation disorder, developmental delays, language, speech and learning disabilities, coordination and motor planning problems and weakness in motor planning, balance and sensory integration. Alyssa was subsequently diagnosed with intrauterine growth retardation, delayed motored skills, developmental delays, impaired memory skills and ADHD.

The court found the former physicians’ alleged failure to perform the appropriate tests to confirm her actual condition below the appropriate standard of care, and there were several opportunities for them to arrive at a sound medical conclusion.

Ms. Brucato is just one of the many mothers, parents, and individuals who sought help from the lawyers at Silbowitz Garafola Silbowitz Schatz and Frederick and have obtained compensation for their personal injury. This law firm is comprised of passionate and experienced lawyers such as Attorney Howard G. Frederick who exhaust all obtainable resources to help their clients achieve justice and the highest possible compensation for their claim.

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