There are times when a large settlement can help ease the pain of a tragic accident. However, for this young woman and her child, no amount of money could take back the lifelong troubles they will face. Howard Richman of Grant Richman PLLC settled this confidential case for $9.8 million in 2012. The young woman was in labor and the doctors failed to intervene with a timely C- Section when the health of both baby and mother were in jeopardy. The negligence by the doctors resulted in brain damage to the new born child and a hysterectomy for the mother.
The case was settled before trial with a combination of cash and a structured settlement, including lifetime medical care for the child. Medical Indemnity Fund will fund the care. There have only been a handful of cases set up using the MIF program.
The child suffers from Cerebral Palsy. She cannot feed herself, nor hold her head up and will never be able to walk. She will need 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Sadly, the mother is only 35 and will never be able to have another child due to the hysterectomy.
Lawyers like Howard Richman help bring justice to those who deserve it. Unfortunately, no amount of money will take away the troubles this family will face but at least we know they will be taken care of financially.
The attorneys at Grant Richman, PLLC combine their legal experience in the area of medical malpractice, Federal Tort Claim litigation, general negligence, nursing home negligence and abuse with the knowledge of estate planning, real estate and trusts and estates to provide clients in New York, North Carolina and New Jersey with a level of practice that is second to none.
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