In our accident and legal news report for November 7th, we look closer at one major court award in a medical malpractice case, a recent lawsuit involving a rock in a taco, and an auto accident involving a veteran NYPD detective.
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Brooklyn Couple Awarded $26 Million In Birth Injury Lawsuit
A jury awarded a Brooklyn couple $26 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after one of their twins was left dead and the other deaf and mute due to alleged medical negligence. This amount was double the amount they were seeking.
The mother of the twins went to the hospital on February 9, 2010 with cramping and spotting. A medical resident saw her and sent her home without any treatment. Later that night, she returned to the hospital after he bleeding got worse, but was again sent home with no show of concern by the medical staff.
She next returned to the hospital on Feb. 17 for a routine sonogram and discovered that one of the twins’ heads was crowning. Doctors delayed her labor until 28th. One twin died a month after delivery with an infection, while the other was left permanently deaf, mute, and with kidney failure.
The couple sued the hospital for medical negligence for $13.5 million and was awarded $26.19 million after eight hours of jury deliberation.
Diner Sues Restaurant After Biting Into Stone Found In Taco
A man has sued Hell’s Kitchen restaurant Dutch Fred’s, at 307 W. 47th St. after he unexpectedly bit into a stone that was hidden inside a cauliflower taco, according to the lawsuit. The suit went on to claim that biting into the rock left the man with “serious, severe and permanent injuries, and damage.” The man also claims to have accrued unmanageable medical bills and suffers from “great physical pain and mental anguish.”
The man is seeking unspecified damages in the lawsuit.
NYPD Detective Struck By Vehicle On Staten Island
An on-duty NYPD detective was struck and seriously injured by a vehicle in Staten Island on Sunday, November 5th. The accident happened at around 8:55 p.m. at the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Akron Street in the Bulls Head section of the borough.
The 50-year-old female detective was on duty, but in plain clothes at the time of the accident. She was crossing the street with her partner when she was struck. She was transported to Richmond University Medical Center in serious condition, including head trauma injuries. She’s expected to survive.Le