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Settlement Reached in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

A settlement agreement was reached in a cerebral palsy lawsuit right as the jury was deliberating a verdict after an intense four-week trial. The terms of the settlement are confidential, but medical attorneys for the young boy at the center of the case and his family said that the dispute has been “resolved.”   The [...]

$4 Million Awarded in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

Last week, a Frederick County jury found two doctors responsible for Ryan Dineen’s cerebral palsy and awarded the boy and his mother, Suzette Dineen, $4 million in damages. The award is thought to be the highest awarded for medical malpractice in the county.   According to the cerebral palsy lawsuit, Ryan’s mother had arrived at [...]

$6.5M Settlement Reached in Cerebral Palsy Case

A $6.5 million settlement was recently reached in Aurora, Illinois regarding the case of a seven-year-old boy who now has cerebral palsy due to a supposed accident at a local hospital. The incident occurred at the Provena Mercy Medical Center where the boy endured a brain injury that has now altered his life. Cerebral Palsy [...]

Victory for Family of Cerebral Palsy Victim

In May 2002, Dan and Lori Perseke of Minnesota went to the Ortonville Hospital for the birth of their son, Wyatt.  Unfortunately, during and immediately following his birth, something went tragically wrong.  The Persekes allege that due to negligence by Dr. Allan Ross, his staff from his Northside Medical Clinic and the nurses at Ortonville [...]

Family Wins $20.5 Million in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit

One of Pennsylvania’s largest medical malpractice verdicts in recent years was handed down on Monday in a cerebral palsy lawsuit. The jury awarded $20.5 million to a 7-year-old boy and his parents for injuries the boy suffered at birth. Cody’s Ordeal Cody White was born on June 30, 2001 by Caesarean section. His mother, Laura, [...]

$4.25 Million Awarded to Family of Girl with Cerebral Palsy

The family of 5-year-old Miriam Tavares was awarded $4.25 million by a jury in Washington for injuries the girl suffered during her delivery at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center. Miriam sustained severe brain damage, and now has cerebral palsy. She cannot walk, talk, eat on her own and will require a lifetime of care.   Deprived [...]

Hospital Accepts Liability for Girl’s Cerebral Palsy

A hospital in Worcestershire, England, has admitted that medical mistakes led to the development of quadriplegic cerebral palsy in Holly Nixon. A medical negligence specialist and cerebral palsy lawyer for the family said Holly will likely require 24-hour care for the rest of her life. Holly’s Ordeal Holly was born by way of C-section in [...]

$5.5 Million Settlement Reached in Birth Injury Case

A $5.5 million settlement has been reached in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed by a woman whose son suffered severe brain damage after prolonged oxygen deprivation at birth. The damage has left the boy, now 6, unable to perform basic functions like walking, sitting on his own, feeding and talking.   “Seeing how he struggles, [...]

Does 4 Million Equal 45 Million?

It would seem  to be true in the case of a young California boy whose troubled birth has left him with severe brain damage and cerebral palsy.  A Sierra View District Hospital  has agreed to a 4 million dollar settlement.  The obstetrician and nurse anesthetist have also agreed to a settlement but the terms of [...]

New Structured Settlement Law in Louisiana

Louisiana legislation signed into law on July 15th provides clearer guidance for judges dealing with settlements for minors. House Bill 133 amended the state’s Civil Code of Procedures to state that "in approving any proposal by which money will be paid to the minor as the result of a judgment or settlement, the court may [...]