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Nurse Medical Malpractice Responsible for CP

Posted by Andrew J. Barovick | Oct 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

Lest we forget that in modern medical care, nurses play larger roles in the delivery of babies, an Illinois nurse who ignored signs of fetal distress broadcast by a fetal monitor was slapped with an $11.4 million dollar verdict.  In today's   Cerebral Palsy Law Blog , it was reported that the nurse's negligence caused the infant to suffer brain damage that manifested itself as cerebral palsy.  The award addressed pain and suffering, and loss of earning capacity.

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Andrew J. Barovick

Mr. Barovick is a graduate of Columbia College and Cardozo School of Law. He began his legal career at the Queens District Attorney’s Office, where he tried over 20 felonies to verdict, and argued an equal number of appeals before the Appellate Division, Second Department, the New York Court of Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


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