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SPBMCC Partner Eleni Coffinas Recovers $3.4 Million For Medical Malpractice Victim and Infant Child

December 22, 2021 in

SPBMCC Partner and trial attorney Eleni Coffinas secured $3.4 million in a medical malpractice case where the plaintiff’s fetus sustained birth injuries after the defendants failed to deliver a necessary cesarean section.


Physicians Disregard High-Risk Factor for Birth Injury of Patient and Infant


The plaintiff’s physicians were aware that her baby was potentially large for gestational age (LGA), thus macrocosmic. However, the defendants inadequately measured the size of the baby and decided to not deliver the baby via cesarean section. 


During the vaginal delivery, the infant’s body became stuck. It took seven minutes to deliver the baby, who then needed resuscitation. As a result, the infant sustained neurological injuries and an injury to the brachial plexus.


When the plaintiff delivered the baby vaginally, she sustained a third-degree perineal laceration, a sulcus tear along the left posterior vagina with perirectal fat herniating into the tear, and damage to sphincter.


SPBMCC Partner Eleni Coffinas Recovers $3.4 Million Settlement On Behalf of Plaintiff 


The plaintiff sought legal counsel from SPBMCC’s medical malpractice team, and Eleni Coffinas, a renowned medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, provided dedicated representation. 


The plaintiff’s case claimed that the negligent decision on behalf of her physicians to not perform a cesarean section caused injuries to her and her infant. Eleni Coffinas ultimately recovered a settlement totaling $3,400,000—$2,800,000 for the infant child, and $600,000 for the plaintiff. The infant plaintiff has received some therapies and is making a nice recovery from her injuries.


Learn More About SPBMCC Attorney Eleni Coffinas 


Eleni Coffinas has been with the firm since 1993 and has extensive experience as a top trial attorney in New York medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Eleni has obtained several seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of her clients. To learn more about Eleni Coffinas and the notable cases she has litigated, click here.

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