Hospital is Ruled Liable for Girl's Birth Injuries

Date:08-10-1998
Publication:The New York Times
Author:Jennifer Steinhauer
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Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Queens jury awarded a Manhattan appellate judge and his wife $49 million for "the botched birth of their daughter," the couple was quoted in the Times article. The trial lasted 11 days with four and a half hours of deliberations. Thomas Moore represented the judge and his wife.

Phyllis Saxe had been diagnosed, earlier in her pregnancy, with placenta previa-a "condition in which the placenta may separate from the uterine wall, depriving the fetus of oxygen and nutrients and making a vaginal delivery impossible," the article said. The condition may correct itself and that seemed to be the case, explained Mr. Moore.
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