Judge Approves a $7 Million Medical Malpractice Payment

Worcester Superior Court Judge John S. McCann approved a $7 million settlement arising from a birth injury medical malpractice case. According to the Worcester Telegram, “In their 2008 lawsuit against two doctors, a nurse practitioner and a genetic counselor, Ran Zhuang and her husband, Zhiru Guo, both from the Peoples Republic of China, alleged that Ms. Zhuang was not provided proper prenatal genetic counseling before giving birth on Nov. 11, 2007, at UMass Memorial Medical Center — Memorial Campus to a baby girl with cri-du-chat, also known as cat cry syndrome.” The lack of information and subsequent inability to make an informed decision about the pregnancy was the crux of the medical malpractice case.