Medical malpractice attorneys have earned a jury verdict of $58 Million for the family of eight-year-old Daniel D’Attilo of Connecticut after deciding his birth injuries were preventable.
The case was filed in 2005 on behalf of Daniel’s parents, Cathy and Dominic. The jury awarded $8 million for past and future medical expenses of the disabled child who will require ongoing, full-time care for his entire life because he is unable to speak, eat or walk. Daniel also suffers from seizures as a result of his cerebral palsy. The remaining $50 million was awarded for pain and suffering. The verdict is the largest medical malpractice verdict ever in Connecticut’s history.
The family’s medical malpractice attorneys for the family argued that Cathy’s amniotic fluid had dropped by half about three days before Daniel was delivered. According to the family’s attorneys, Cathy’s doctor was aware of this fact and knowingly chose to wait to deliver the baby boy. When he finally did perform a C-section to deliver the child, the surgery was done improperly; cutting off the oxygen to Daniel’s brain resulting in brain damage. Daniel was subsequently diagnosed with a severe case of cerebral palsy.
The Philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving birth and brain injuries. Our extremely skilled team of medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, brain injury or any other type of personal injury as a result of negligent care received by a medical provider, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
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