1992's Largest Verdicts - $15,000,000

Publication:The National Law Journal
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Manhattan jury awarded $15 million to Sean Andrialis for his injuries at birth due to malpractice. Thomas Moore represented Sean.

When Sean's mother, Cynthia Andrialis, was in labor, "There were symptoms that the baby was in trouble," Mr. Moore said. "But her doctor saw her, then left her in [the] care of another doctor." The second doctor prepared to do an emergency Cesarean, but chose to wait for the first doctor's return. That doctor "didn't come back for several hours," said Mr. Moore. By then it was too late to do a Cesarean and the baby was delivered vaginally. "The delay and the vaginal birth caused oxygen deprivation that led to severe brain damage, permanent learning disabilities and speech problems," according to the National Law Journal article.