Last month, Bottar Leone, PLLC partners Edward S. Leone, Esq., and Anthony S. Bottar, Esq., secured $3,250,000.00 in compensation from a group of Syracuse medical defendants. The Syracuse birth injury lawsuit sounded in Syracuse OBGYN malpractice and Syracuse hospital negligence, and alleged that the defendants collectively failed to identify signs of fetal distress, failed to respond to labor and delivery complications, and failed to perform a cesarean section before the unborn baby’s brain was permanently damaged by prolonged hypoxia. Shortly after birth, the infant plaintiff was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, further complicated by seizures, as well as hearing and vision loss.
Plaintiff’s claims included allegations that the defendants: failed to appreciate a lack of beat-to-beat variability, failed to note the absence of accelerations, failed to respond to a hypertonic contraction pattern, failed to respond to minimal variability, failed to appreciate and respond to thick meconium after rupture of membranes, prescribed Pitocin in the face of a non-reassuring fetal heat rate and uteroplacental insufficiency, and wholly failed to continuously monitor for and respond to prolonged decelerations.
Plaintiff’s settlement proceeds will be used to fund a trust (for future medical care), with a lifetime value of nearly $10,000,000.00.