Senior partner and chair of the medical malpractice department, Andrew M. Rockman, Esq., represented a young child and his family for severe and lifelong debilitating injuries inflicted during the birth process in a northeastern hospital.
Mr. Rockman and his team were prepared to prove that this baby never should have gone through the mistakes, breakdowns and squandered the time available to react to the developing picture. These errors changed what should have been a normal, safe birth into the catastrophe that occurred.
After receiving the conclusions of those various medical experts, a suit was filed naming those involved as Defendants. At some point after some lengthy discovery and exchange of information, a settlement was obtained through mediation in the amount of $3,000,000.00. Mr. Rockman’s position was that this baby had to be protected and receive whatever benefits were available for the remainder of his life. In addition, this family, having done everything within their modest means to provide a safe environment of love and care for this child, should receive whatever benefit money could provide in allowing them to provide a home that could deal with the many disabilities of this young boy.
Mr. Rockman’s position was that emotionally, there was not enough money to compensate this child or the family for what they had gone through and will go through. The job was to make sure they were protected, to the extent sufficient funds could do that, so that the life that had been handed to them could at least be financed and the burdens thrust upon the family made more manageable.