New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association Verdicts and Settlement Report

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Case Title:                 Anonymous v. Anonymous                               

 

County:                      Anonymous                                                         

 

Date of Injury:          1985                                   

 

Liability Facts:

 

            This is a medical malpractice case arising out of the management, by two defendant doctors, of the plaintiff’s mother’s pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  In 1985, the plaintiff’s mother, came under the care of the defendant doctors, for the management of her pregnancy and prenatal care, and for the management of her labor and delivery. The defendants’ failed to properly monitor, evaluate, and manage the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s mother during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery. As a result, the plaintiff suffered shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, and other associated injuries and impairments, and will continue to suffer physical pain, injury, disability, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings and earning capacity. The plaintiff has incurred and will continue to incur medical expenses and associated costs.

 

Plaintiff:        (1) Sex    Male         Age   19   

           

Plaintiff’s Theory of Liability:      

 

            The defendants’ failed to properly monitor, evaluate, and manage the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s mother during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery; failed to timely deliver the minor plaintiff; failed to timely recommend cesarean delivery; inappropriately continued attempts at vaginal birth; failed to recognize and respond to signs of arrested labor; and otherwise failed to appropriately manage the pregnancy, labor, and delivery.            

 

Defendants’ Theory of Liability:                                      

 

General denials of negligence and causation and assertions that all care provided fell within acceptable medical standards.          

 

 

Injuries:

 

            The plaintiff suffered shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, and other associated injuries and impairments, and will continue to suffer from physical pain, injury, disability, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, lost earnings and earning capacity due to the limited use of his arm. The plaintiff has incurred and will continue to incur medical expenses and associated costs.

 

 

           

                                            Medical Expenses:                              $          14,116.74

                                                            Estimated Future Lost Wages:            $        459,728.00

                                                            Estimated Total Loss:             $        473,844.74

 

Verdict/Settlement:

                         

                          The parties settled after suit but prior to trial for a confidential amount.

 

Counsel:

 

            For Plaintiff:   Kevin F. Dugan, Esq. and Mark A. Abramson, Esq.

                                                                                    Abramson, Brown & Dugan, P.A.

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