Multimillion-Dollar Results for Injured Children
When a child suffers a serious injury, the impact can last his or her entire lifetime. A serious injury can affect the child's growth and development, physically, mentally and emotionally. When we handle cases on behalf of injured children, we work to assess the full lifetime impact the injury will have on the child, including educational needs, adapted living quarters and other considerations.
At DeLuca & Weizenbaum, we take special pride in achieving results for children and have a proven record of success in that area. Consider the following results in which we achieved multimillion dollar settlements and jury awards for injured children:
Medical Negligence Settlement for $5.2 million
After hitting his head on a kitchen floor, a 2-year-old boy was brought to the emergency room by his nanny. Instead of ordering a CT scan, the attending nurse simply felt the bump on the boy's head and sent him home without further examination.
Hours later, the boy's family was unable to wake him from his nap and brought him back to the emergency room. After performing a CT scan, the medical staff discovered he had suffered an epidural hematoma (bleeding in the brain). Because of this delay in medical treatment, the boy now suffers from severe and permanent neurological conditions.
The family's multimillion dollar recovery is now in a trust for the child to be used for educational and medical expenses, as well as for his future support.
Medical Negligence Settlement for $4.7 million
A 15-year-old Attleboro high school student who participated in various sports was informed that he had a severe scoliosis following a school screening.
As a result, his family chose to have spinal surgery that was performed by an orthopedic surgeon at a local hospital. During the course of the surgery, a monitor alerted the surgeon that the patient's spinal cord was being compressed.
A neurologist was consulted to determine if the surgery should be halted because of the abnormal monitor tracing. The neurologist took no action. As a consequence of the neurologist's inattention to the monitor tracing, this boy became paralyzed from the waist down.
Just prior to the commencement of the trial, the case was settled for a substantial sum of money that will allow this young man to have the resources he needs for rehabilitation and a secure economic future.
Medical Negligence Settlement for $2.9 million
A 7-year-old girl with vision problems was diagnosed with a retinoblastoma tumor in her left eye. Surgery was performed to remove the tumor, but the surgeon did not properly excise the tumor and the mass recurred, this time spreading to other areas of the child's eye socket.
The case was settled for a sum large enough to provide for the child's education, medical needs and future economic security.
Medical Negligence Settlement for $900,000
A 2-year-old boy developed a high fever for several days and was taken to his primary care physician. Although the physician considered the possibility that the child had meningitis, he failed to transfer the child to a hospital capable of treating this life-threatening condition. As a result, the child developed an infection in his brain that required surgical intervention. Although the child survived, he is left with impairments to his vision as well as weakness in his extremities.
The family's recovery sum is now in a trust for the child to be used for educational and medical expenses, as well as for his future support.
Contact Our Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers
Contact us online or by telephone at 888-876-9415 to speak with an experienced Rhode Island personal injury attorney. Our offices are conveniently located right off Interstate 95 in Providence with ample parking available. We are available to schedule evening and weekend appointments if necessary, and we can travel to your home or hospital if you cannot come to our office due to your injuries.