$2,300,000 Award For Infant That Suffered An Injury To Large Colon Due To Negligence Of Pediatrician To Result In $18,074,933.08 Payout Over Infant's Lifetime

COURT AND COUNTY

Supreme Court, Suffolk County

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF

Infant Plaintiff is now four years of age

DESCRIPTION OF CASE

Defendant Pediatrician failed to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease in then one-year-old Infant-Plaintiff that presented with constipation, abdominal distention, diarrhea, feeding intolerance and vomiting over the first eight months of life.

DAMAGES

As a result of the Pediatrician's failure to diagnose Hirschsprung's disease, Infant-Plaintiff suffered a ruptured large colon requiring removal of the entire large colon. Following surgery, Infant-Plaintiff made a complete recovery, lives a full and active life and only requires routine pediatric care.

SETTLEMENT

The matter settled for $2,300,000, which was the entirety of the policy of insurance available. The proceeds of the settlement were utilized to purchase a structure that will compensate Infant Plaintiff $18,074,933.08 over the course of his lifetime.

This matter was handled by S. Joseph Donahue and Jeffrey A. Block