One of the Biggest Medical Malpractice Suits in New York History Won by Irish Lawyer19-Mar-2013
A Bronx jury awarded around $120 million to Thomas Moore’s client, a mother who became permanently incapacitated after being treated at three New York hospitals in 2004. The mother of 45-year-old Jacqueline Martin filed the civil lawsuit on behalf of her daughter.
Thomas Moore, a senior partner at Kramer, Diloff, Livingston & Moore in New York is a native of County Waterford, Ireland. Moore told the Irish Voice that this was the highest verdict that he ever had.
Jacqueline Martin suffered brain damage after numerous hospital visits, and after seeking medical treatment for a seizure in 2004. Martin suffered an allergic reaction to seizure medication and was later diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, a rare, serious skin disorder.
According to an article in May of 2012 in the Irish Voice, Martin, a mother of two, “had a seizure, got anti-seizure meds that she was allergic to and was not properly taken care of.” Martin now requires 24-hour care.
The ruling allocated 50 percent responsibility to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, 40 percent to Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, five percent Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn and four percent to one of its neurologists. The City’s City's Health and Hospitals Corporation plans to appeal the settlement.