Passaic County (NJ) Superior Court
A baby boy was born with CHARGE syndrome, consisting of birth defects that include deformed hands, heart anomalies, and incurable cognitive impairments.
The mother sued, claiming that doctors failed to note the fetus’ hand defect in a sonogram performed at 19.5 weeks’ gestation. If doctors had detected this abnormality, additional screening tests would have revealed multiple deformities, she alleged, allowing her the possibility of terminating the pregnancy.
The doctor maintained that the hand deformity was not apparent on the sonographic images.
- The case settled for $1.5 million.