$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.
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.
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