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$4,000,000 Recovery for Cerebral Palsy

William O. Crutchlow, Esq. of Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP with offices in Edison, Toms River and Red Bank, New Jersey was co-lead counsel on a case arising from Cerebral Palsy suffered by a child during his birth. The case recently settled for $4,000,000. Our client is a boy who was neurologically and physically normal up through the time that his mother went into labor. Over the course of the next several hours, despite repeated evidence that the boy’s brain was being deprived of oxygen, his treating physician and nurses failed to recognize this and failed to proceed to an emergency delivery. We alleged that expedited delivery was required and that the failure to identify the signs of progressive fetal distress on the part of the doctor and nurses managing the delivery fell below acceptable standards of practice. Our client suffered severe and permanent brain damage as a direct result of these failures.