Jury Awards $23,000,000 to Child Hurt at Birth

Date:04-06-1997
Publication:The New York Times
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Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A 12-year-old girl was awarded $23 million by a Manhattan jury for injuries she sustained at birth that left her with mental retardation. Thomas Moore represented the child, Judy Martelly. She "almost suffocated," the Times article quoted Mr. Moore saying, "because of fecal matter she inhaled during delivery at the hospital. Instead of suctioning the material, a nurse-midwife and an untrained first-year resident applied an oxygen mask that pushed the waste further into her respiratory system."
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