Gets $18,000,000 for Hosp Mistakes

Date:31-12-1993
Publication:Daily News
Author:Bill Farrell
Case
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Brooklyn jury awarded $18 million to Ivan Ward, a 22-year-old man with cerebral palsy "caused by medical personnel who botched his delivery then covered up their mistakes," according to the Daily News article. Thomas Moore handled the case during the three-week-long trial.

Ivan's mother, Mamie Ward, recounted how, even though she was bleeding, doctors waited almost 17 hours before delivering Ivan by Cesarean section. "I began to hemorrhage, but they still didn't take the baby," Mrs. Ward said. Mr. Moore said, "The hospital attempted to keep this case silent forever by destroying medical records." Mrs. Ward said she has to look after Ivan, who uses a wheelchair, "like a baby," and the award will help her take care of him.