$8 Million Settlement for Neurological Injury to a Young Child

October 18th, 2011 by Wapner Newman

Steven Wigrizer, medical malpractice attorney in New Jersey and partner with Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher, settled a case for $8 million for a young child with neurological injuries. The case concerned the severe neurological impairment of a young child due to dehydration. The case involved allegations of negligence against a childcare nurse, several pediatricians and the emergency room at a local hospital. It was plaintiff’s position that proper care involving hydration, including the simple act of placing a standard intravenous line, would have prevented the child from suffering any harm. As a result of the defendants’ negligence, the child became severely dehydrated and ultimately suffered a devastating neurological injury.