Fed. Gov’t To Pay $3.1M To End Baby Brain Injury Suit

Law360, New York (May 12, 2017, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday approved a $3.1 million settlement for the mother of a child born with brain damage due to allegedly negligent prenatal care at a federally funded health clinic.

U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore granted a settlement motion from attorneys for Dulce Rojas, who had alleged that improper care by employees of the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, a federally funded clinic, had led to Rojas’ child, A.G.R., being born with brain damage. The settlement totaled $3.075 million. The judge’s order stipulated a 25 percent cap on attorneys' fees.

Rojas was first informed of her pregnancy in August...

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