Monday, November 2, 2009

New York Woman Wins $43 Million in Birth Injury Case

A 25-year-old patient suffering from cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury received a favorable settlement in a lawsuit that had originally been filed against Bellevue Women’s Hospital in Niskayuna, New York nearly two decades ago.

The medical malpractice suit claimed that the hospital made several key errors at the time of Tiffany Busone’s delivery, including improper resuscitation and intubation. These errors resulted in a lack of oxygen, which in turn caused brain damage that led to cerebral palsy. Confined to a wheelchair and in need of round-the-clock health care, Busone was deemed by the court to have suffered severe economic and health problems as a result of the hospital’s medical mistakes. The $43 million verdict included $15 million for future pain and suffering, $6 million for past pain and suffering, and $20 for home health care costs.

Has your family been forced to cope with the tragedy of a birth injury? You need the advice of a qualified team of personal injury attorneys. Contact the attorneys at The Heller Law Firm for a free consultation, or call us direct at 866-461-5791. You will hear from us either the same day or within 24 hours.