23 Yrs. Later, 9,000,000 Redress

Publication:Daily News
Author:David L. Lewis
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:John O'Donnell Jr., age 23, was awarded $9.5 million for head injuries he suffered at birth. Thomas Moore represented Mr. O'Donnell.

A doctor failed to realize that Mr. O'Donnell was deprived of oxygen in the womb for hours. Once the doctor saw that "something was wrong," according to the Daily News article, he used forceps to forcibly pull the baby out. Mr. Moore said an emergency Cesarean section should have been performed. The doctor and the hospital "kept their mistakes a secret until the court case," Mr. Moore said.