10-year-old awarded 2 million euros for brain injury at birth

Lee Gibson from Ireland was awarded 2 million euros by the High Court when it was found that his cerebral palsy and other health conditions were a direct result of negligent care during and after his birth. Gibson experienced a number of injuries to his brain from lack of oxygen and various untreated infections at St. Finbarr’s Hospital.

Gibson’s mother believes her son would not have experienced trauma had he been delivered earlier. Due to the complexity of the case, the settlement was concluded without an admission of liability from the hospital that facilitated Gibson’s birth. It was determined there were a number of factors that contributed to Gibson’s medical condition and the circumstances under which he was delivered, increasing the complexity of the trial.

The money awarded in the settlement will go towards paying for Gibson’s past and future medical bills. This will include further treatment for his cerebral palsy and other permanent effects of his birth injuries. His mother says he is learning to communicate more effectively and progressing in school regardless of his disabilities.

Cerebral palsy is a serious medical condition that an individual must live with for the entirety of his or her life. If you believe that your child suffered birth injuries that caused their cerebral or Erb’s palsy, please contact the birth injury attorneys at the Driscoll Firm. Our dedicated and skilled attorneys believe you should not be burdened with the extensive and costly medical bills that arise from treating your child’s condition when it was caused by a negligent physician. Please call (800) 305-9800 today to speak with an attorney.


20-year-old with cerebral palsy earns jiu-jitsu blue belt

On October 3, Ian Matuszak of New York received his blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, according to news reports.

Professional athletes have commended his achievements, saying it would be impressive for anyone to accomplish this goal; however, Ian had to break through even more barriers in order to win this victory. The 20-year-old suffers from cerebral palsy and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer during his training.

These setbacks didn’t slow Matuszak down, though. According to one of his instructors, Dave Patton, Matuszak trained twice a week before his diagnosis and competed in tournaments at various levels. Another trainer and black-belt fighter, Tony Quagliata, said, “He doesn’t use anything for an excuse… This young man fights obstacles every day. Things we take for granted Ian would love to be able to do.”

Matuszak’s supporters have remarked that he is a great ambassador for Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

At Driscoll Firm, our cerebral palsy lawyers believe that our clients who suffer from this muscle disorder can achieve great things, just like Matuszak, and we strive to help them along that path. If you or a loved one suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of a medical professional’s actions, call us today at (800) 305-9800 to discuss how we may be able to help you and your family recover.


Toddler with cerebral palsy denied medical care by 600 physicians

An Oklahoma toddler with cerebral palsy is being denied medical treatment from hundreds of doctors, leaving him with little to no options for care in his state.  After it was discovered that his parents are suing the doctor responsible for problems during his birth, the OU Physicians group, which has 600 doctors across Oklahoma, sent his parents a letter stating that he can no longer be treated by physicians within this network.

 

Henry Hale was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of one. He is now three years old and his parents have been seeking legal damages for complications during birth for over a year. The family claims the physician that delivered their son did not provide the mother with the proper standard of care during labor and delivery. The Hales have filed a restraining order against OU Physicians and are seeking other medical specialists to treat their son. Unfortunately, it has been difficult to find treatment otherwise because most physicians in Oklahoma work under OU Physicians. Emergency medical care would not be denied to the family, however.

Mistreatment by medical professionals is an unacceptable event. If you believe that your child suffered birth injuries that led to his or her diagnosis of cerebral palsy, please contact the attorneys at the Driscoll Firm. Our experienced staff is prepared to defend your right to compensation for the pain and suffering your family experienced at the hands of your attending physician. For more information, call (800) 305-9800 today.


16-year-old with cerebral palsy banned from flight

David Bysooa, a teenager with mild autism and cerebral palsy, was kicked out of an Air Mauritius flight after a complaint that he was not seated properly. The woman beside Bysooa complained that he was leaning towards her while the aircraft was still on the runway. The crew was unable to find and transfer Bysooa to another seat, and when he got upset, the airline kicked him out of the flight.
Bysooa was supposed to visit his grandparents, and his mother Vidulah said that he had traveled alone before. Mrs. Bysooa accused the airline of discrimination, and she brought the case to the Civil Aviation Authority.
The airline did not give Bysooa a refund for the missed trip and has even banned him from flying the airline. Air Mauritius defends their case and said that David’s presence had made for “a very uncomfortable atmosphere” and that “the decision was not taken lightly”.
Having a condition like cerebral palsy can cause life-long difficulties for those with the condition. While some cases of cerebral palsy result from health complications, but some are caused by someone else’s negligence. If you think someone is responsible for your child’s suffering, contact our lawyers at the Driscoll Firm for your legal representation needs. Call us today at (800) 305-9800.


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