$4 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Injury due to Failure to Diagnose Congenital Heart Condition

October 18th, 2012 by Wapner Newman

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Philadelphia, Marc Brecher defended a child plaintiff who was born premature. He was placed in the neonatal intensive care unit for monitoring. In the days following his birth while he was still in the neonatal intensive care unit, he demonstrated signs and symptoms of heart irregularities. However, these signs and symptoms were not recognized by the attending neonatal staff. Due to the delay in diagnosis, this child went into cardiac arrest which caused the child to suffer severe multi-organ system injuries. As a result of this cardiac arrest, this child suffered feeding difficulties and developmental delays. Marc Brecher was able to obtain a $4,000,000 settlement on behalf of this child. A portion of the settlement was used to purchase a structured settlement annuity, which will pay this child in excess of $18,400,000 over the course of this child’s lifetime.