Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results in $130 Million AwardApril 19th, 2013 by 1800thelaw2
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Danni and Frank Reilly of Port Jefferson, Long Island, were awarded $130 million for medical mistakes made at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Their daughter, Shannon, was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that occurs when a baby’s brain is damaged before or during birth. During the trial, evidence showed that a nurse failed to follow proper procedure while monitoring Shannon before she was born. Now 10-years-old, Shannon can neither walk nor speak.
Prior to going to trial, the Reilly’s were offered an $8 million settlement by the hospital’s attorneys. Due to the costly medical expenses to care for Shannon, their attorney advised them to turn down the offer and go to trial. That was in 2009, and the Reilly’s lost. After filling for an appeal, the Reilly’s were granted a new trial. That one ended in a hung jury.
The Reilly’s persevered with the help of their lawyer. The second retrial, which started last month, brought the family justice. The amount they were awarded is the second largest medical malpractice settlement in state history.
This case is just one example of how persistence, patience and an excellent lawyer are critical when handling a medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice cases are rarely simple, but your lawyer will help you through it.
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