January 8, 2016 –We are very pleased to congratulate Jeffrey E. Strauss, of counsel to Mintz & Geftic, LLC and Strauss Law Offices, LLC, who, through a relentless and lengthy hard fought legal battle, secured a $15 million settlement in a medical malpractice suit on behalf of an 11-year-old girl from Irvington, New Jersey. An Essex County, New Jersey Superior Court Judge approved the settlement on December 18, 2015, just 10 days before the trial was scheduled to begin.
The young girl, who was born with a congenital cardiac abnormality, was left brain-damaged after suffering from a stroke as a baby in November 2005. The suit, filed in 2010, alleged that the hospital and her cardiologist deviated from the accepted standards of care by not following up about an appointment for a corrective surgery in early 2005, which could have treated the congenital abnormality and prevented the stroke.
The child is now severely disabled, blind and using a wheelchair. The settlement will fund annuities for the girl and her mother along with a special needs trust for the girl.
This settlement was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal (note site requires subscription). Full write-ups can also be found at NJ.com, courthousenews.com and a number of other publications.
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