Newborn babies injured at birth by medical malpractice
Denise Cisnero’s daughter lives with cerebral palsy and mental retardation. The 10 year old girl has a history of seizures and requires assistance to walk, dress, bathe, and use the bathroom. She was born at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago. At the time of labor, the doctors there neglected to perform a needed caesarean operation on Cisnero. This tragic example of medical malpractice caused her daughter to suffer massive brain injury during birth. Injuries like these severely harm newborn babies and can result in disabilities that affect them for the rest of their lives. (Chicago Tribune Local)
Weitz & Luexnburg knows that financial compensation can never make up for the injuries caused to your son or daughter by medical malpractice. Compensation can however, at least, help to provide the necessary monetary support for families who are struggling to pay medical expenses and other related costs pertaining to child care. Weitz and Luxenburg is one of the nation’s leading litigation law firms. We are dedicated to providing you the necessary information and legal assistance you need to hold the people who injured your child accountable.
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Tiffany Buscone was deprived of oxygen for 10 to 15 minutes during her birth. As a result of this she received severe brain damage and developed cerebral palsy. Today Buscone is confined to a wheel chair and lacks basic motor skills. (Times Union)
In 2009 Buscone successfully sued the hospital where she was born, Bellevue Maternity Hospital in Niskayuna, NY. She was awarded $43.5 million. The law firm that represented her, O'Connell and Aronowitz said that it was the largest personal injury verdict in the history of the upstate New York area. The awarded compensation will go to pay for home health aides, past and future pain and suffering, and the balance for medical expenses and loss of earnings. “Busone will always require the use of a wheelchair, care of home health aides and medical equipment, and will never be able to work to support herself financially,” said the law firm. One of her attorney’s, Stephen Coffey, noted that the verdict confirmed that Bellevue didn’t do what it was supposed to do when Buscone was born in 1984.
Denise Cisnero, the woman whose daughter was also injured for life by medical malpractice during birth, successfully sued Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in 2010. She received a $6.5 million settlement.
“(The child) will obviously never work and needs 24-hour care,” said her lawyer. “She’ll never be able to live independently and this money will be utilized to take care of her for the rest of her life.”
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