Boy, Injured at Birth, Wins Hospital Suit

Date:03-10-1996
Publication:The New York Times
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Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:The Times article began: "A jury has awarded more than $23 million to an 8-year-old Queens boy who was severely brain damaged at birth because of a hospital's negligence, his lawyer said." Thomas Moore represented the boy, Tristan Royal.

Medical staff failed to diagnose and treat a urinary tract infection Mrs. Royal had during pregnancy, resulting in premature labor, Mr. Moore was quoted saying in the article. Mrs. Royal was not seen by a doctor for eight hours after she was admitted. Mr. Moore also said that "medical records were falsified to cover up for an inexperienced resident who performed the complicated delivery, severely damaging the child's head by pushing and pulling at it."
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