Girl Injured at Birth Given $7,700,000

Date:31-12-1991
Publication:The New York Times
Author:The Associated Press
Case
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Bronx jury awarded a brain-damaged 12-year-old girl, Charmaine Frith, and her mother, Chelsea Frith, $7.7 million. Thomas Moore represented the girl and her mother during the trial that lasted four weeks with five days of deliberation.

According to the Times article, Mr. Moore argued that Charmaine's injuries were caused by the "failure of the hospital and doctor to respond quickly to her mother's bleeding late in the pregnancy." The doctor knew about Ms. Frith's vaginal bleeding, which began close to her due date, but when Ms. Frith got to the hospital the doctor waited three hours before delivering the baby. Delivery should have been immediate for the health of the infant, said the article.
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