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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Christopher J. Donadio Obtains a $1 Million Settlement for Injured Child

NYC Personal Injury Attorney Chris DonadioOur NY personal injury law firm is proud to announce that our partner Christopher J. Donadio obtained a $1 million settlement for a young child injured as a result of a doctor’s negligence.

The case arose when a young child suffered an injury to her brachial plexus during her birth. As a result of the injury, the child suffered Erb’s palsy, a nerve condition in the shoulder and arm that results in weakness or loss of muscle function.

During the child’s delivery, one of her shoulders became stuck behind her mother’s pelvic bone. This is known as a shoulder dystocia. In order to relieve a shoulder dystocia and deliver the baby, there are a number of maneuvers that obstetricians are trained to use, including the McRoberts maneuver, Wood’s corkscrew, Rubin’s maneuver and the posterior arm delivery maneuver. It is imperative that an obstetrician not exert excessive downward force on the child’s head to relieve a shoulder dystocia, as excessive downward force may result in Erb’s palsy.

In this case, it was claimed that the delivering obstetrician committed medical malpractice by using excessive downward force on the child’s head during her birth, cuasing the child to have Erb’s palsy.

After partner Christopher J. Donadio deposed the two obstetricians involved in the birth, the defendants settled the case for $1,000,000.