$I Billion for Injured New Yorkers
Our Results
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $7.75 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Experienced & Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call today for a Free Consultation
Serving the greater NYC Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island

Couple awarded $2.9 million for hospital's failure to diagnose

People in New York City and beyond rely on their doctors to give them a proper diagnosis. The same goes for their unborn children. Recently, one family was awarded $2.9 million from a hospital after they failed to diagnose a couple's baby with a life-changing condition.

The couple already had two healthy children. At age 34 the wife found out that she was pregnant for a third time. At that age, 1 in 250 women will give birth to a baby with Down syndrome. However, a test determined that the mother was at an even higher risk for delivering a baby with the genetic condition.

The couple decided to have their baby tested for Down syndrome. The mother went in for a standard test called the chorionic villus sampling. Fortunately, the test showed that the couple's baby was healthy. However, the couple would find out months later that the test was wrong.

A week after the baby was born doctors told the couple that their daughter had Down syndrome. According to the lawsuit, the doctor took a sampling of the wrong kind of tissue during the chorionic villus sampling test.

Although the couple loves their now 4-year-old daughter, they say they likely would have terminated the pregnancy if the test had shown that the baby did in fact have Down syndrome.

The couple originally sought $7 million from the hospital to cover their daughter's care for her entire life. On Mar. 9, the couple was awarded $2.9 million.

People rely on their physicians to give them an accurate diagnosis. People make plans around the information they are given. When that information is wrong, it can completely alter a family's life.

Source: New York Daily News, "Parents win $2.9M for 'wrongful birth'," Meena Hart Duerson, Mar. 11, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn About Medical Malpractice Cases in NYC

Watch all videos »

Listen to our clients

Watch all videos »

Case of the month

$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.

Medical Malpractice Blog

$25 million verdict against New York Methodist Hospital
When a child is born, parents expect the doctor, nurses and other staff to provide care that is up to the...
Read This Malpractice Post

Experienced & Trusted medical malpractice lawyers

  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Litigator Awards
  • Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame
  • BBB Accredited Business | A+
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Daniel C. Minc | 5 years
Call 1-866-516-5887 or email us to set up your free, confidential consultation. Our experience can make a difference for you.

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

16 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Brooklyn Law Office

3101 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Astoria Law Office

8900 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 501
Queens, NY 11435

Queens Law Office

9201 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney

Back to Top