Settlement for Child with Cerebral Palsy Valued at Over $10 Million

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Attorneys Laraine Kelley and Joe Manna recently obtained a settlement valued at over $10,000,000 for a child injured at birth. The birth injury caused the child to suffer brain damage, which resulted in cerebral palsy (CP).

Settlement for Avoidable Cerebral Palsy

The settlement in this matter was negotiated with the hospital and obstetrician involved in the birth injury. Insurance carriers paid the settlement, recognizing that the child’s cerebral palsy injuries were caused by avoidable oxygen deprivation during labor and delivery.

Future Medical Expenses

As part of the settlement, the child’s future medical expenses, which were projected to be many millions of dollars, will be paid for by New York’s Medical Indemnity Fund (MIF).  The MIF pays all medical expenses incurred by neurologically injured children if a court finds that they were injured at birth and directs that the child be covered by the program.
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In Memory of Carl A. Green

Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria mourns the loss of one of its founding Partners, Carl A. Green, who passed away on July 11, 2020 at the age of 92. Over his career that spanned nearly 60 years, Mr. Green was known as a masterful trial lawyer, a crusader for workers exposed to asbestos, an advocate for union officials, and an esteemed mentor to young lawyers who worked under his tutelage.
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Buffalo Diocese’s Reliance on Insurance Policies Conflicts With Sex Abuse Victims’ Demands for Justice

A recent frontpage story in The Buffalo News reports on the Buffalo Diocese’s plan to rely on insurance policies to cover their liability in Child Victims Act lawsuits.

Attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. spoke with The Buffalo News for the story. He provided insight on the perspective that survivors of clergy sexual abuse and Child Victims Act attorneys have regarding steps the diocese is taking with insurance policies.

The story in The Buffalo News details: the Buffalo Diocese’s bankruptcy plans, how insurance coverage has been used by other dioceses for child sex abuse lawsuits, delays and objections from insurance companies, as well as how this approach conflicts with victims’ demands for justice.
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