Jury Awards $26 Million to 7 Year-Old Born Deaf In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit.

Doctors and other medical professionals are bound to make a mistake at some point. They are only human after all. However, due to the severity of injury in medical malpractice cases, it is crucial for victims to take action and not wait. Time could be a factor in filing a personal injury lawsuit. Our Boston, Massachusetts law firm has a team of expert wrongful death lawyer specialists and medical malpractice attorneys who have been recognized nationally for their decades of experience and have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients.

A Brooklyn, New York jury in a medical malpractice case awarded more than $26 million to a 7 year-old girl who was born deaf and who now suffers from other health problems, issues that could have been mitigated with earlier monitoring of changes in her mother’s cervix. Danielle Madden-Buck and her daughter Aleigha Buck, were awarded $4 million for past pain and suffering, $20 million for future pain and suffering, and about $1.6 million for lost future wages. The jury also awarded $500,000 for the wrongful death of Aleigha’s twin sister, Madelyn Buck, who died 28 days after childbirth.

On February 9, 2010, Madden-Buck visited Maimonides on two separate occasions complaining of painful cramping and brownish discharge; but she was sent home each time without instructions. One week later, a sonogram revealed that Madden-Buck’s cervix had shortened from three centimeters to one centimeter. She delivered the twins later that month while they were still premature. Aleigha suffered hearing loss and vocal cord paralysis and now communicates only through sign language and hearing aids.   

If you or your loved one has suffered injuries or died from a misdiagnosis or a missed diagnosis, please contact the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates by phone at 617-787-3700, or by email at info@gilhoylaw.com; our team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys and wrongful death lawyer specialists here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients. We are here 24/7 for you to learn more about your options for bringing a claim or filing a lawsuit in a free and confidential consultation, so call today! Your needs are our top priority!

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