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SPBMCC Member Eleni Coffinas Recovers $5 Million in Birth Injury Case

Eleni Coffinas obtained a settlement totaling $5 million after the plaintiff was turned away from multiple hospitals and admitted to a hospital ill-equipped to handle her delivery. Plaintiff Taken by Ambulance to Ill-Equipped Hospital Despite Protests On June 27, 2014, the plaintiff was at home and suffered from a cord prolapse. An ambulance arrived and…

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Cerebral Palsy Caused During Birth: Is It Medical Malpractice?

Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a group of disorders that affect movement, muscle tone and/or posture. While not every case of CP is due to a mistake on behalf of the doctor during birth, sometimes medical negligence can be directly related to CP in some newborns.    If you or your child experienced complications during…

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An Overview of Three Common Birth Injuries That Occur in New York

Birth injury can be the result of medical malpractice in which a medical professional’s negligence causes serious and often irreversible damage to the newborn or their mother. Muscle or brain-related birth injuries can lead to a lifetime of physical difficulties, delays in motor function and developmental hindrances, and oftentimes, these obstacles could have been avoided…

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Colorado Court of Appeals Reverses Decision Regarding Pitocin and Compressive Cerebral Ischemic Encephalopathy

The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed a trial court decision excluding the Compressive Cerebral Ischemic Encephalopathy theory of causation. Cerebral Ischemic Encephalopathy is a head compression that can result from the mismanagement of Pitocin during induction or augmentation. The medical malpractice and birth injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo discuss the…

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