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Jesse M. Reiter
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Jesse Reiter’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • $6.2 million for infant cerebral palsy from vacuum extractor Injury

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    Verdict of $6.2 Million
    Description:
    Cerebral palsy: physical and mental disability. Plaintiff went to the hospital while in labor. An experienced nurse handled the birth. The mother was dilated to 9.5 cm for two hours. Although the mother was not fully dilated, the baby was delivered. However, near the time of delivery the child suffered a stroke, resulting in mild hemiparesis (paralysis on one side of the body) and cerebral palsy. The plaintiff claimed that the stroke was the result of pushing before complete dilation and the use of a vacuum and that a C-section would have prevented injury. The child will require future surgeries and may have a learning disability.
  • $4.75 Million Settlement for Mild CP, Mental Retardation, Delays

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    $4.75 Million Settlement
    Description:
    A young mother treated prenatally with a family practice physician. Neither she nor her husband spoke English. Prenatal care was uneventful. Her prenatal doctor sent her to a hospital for an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed a 17 day discrepancy between her last menstrual period and the size measurements of the ultrasound. Three and ½ months later, she was having spotting and contractions. She went to the hospital again. No translator was brought in. Her initial blood pressure was elevated though not considered abnormal. She was placed on a fetal monitor. Lab studies and urinalysis for protein were not performed. The earlier ultrasound suggested that she was past her due date. She was discharged from the hospital. A few days later she again presented at the hospital at the direction of her prenatal care doctor. Her complaint in triage was “bleeding x 4 days.” An emergency C-section was performed for non-reassuring fetal heart tones. The baby was transferred to the neonatal intensive care unit and spent seven weeks in the hospital. He was later diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy, mental retardation, speech and language delays. The case settled a month before trial for $4.75 million.
  • $3.75 Million Settlement: Mental Retardation, Developmental Delays, CP

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    $3.75 Million Settlement
    Description:
    Throughout her pregnancy, a woman missed several of her appointments with the doctor. Late in her pregnancy, she complained that the baby wasn’t moving as much. Testing on the day of delivery showed that the baby wasn’t moving as much, but everything else seemed normal. Doctors induced her labor, but neither the mother nor the baby responded well to the drugs used and the baby was having problems with her heart rate. The baby suffered loss of oxygen during labor and was diagnosed with a brain bleed. Now 10 years old, she is mentally retarded , developmentally delayed, and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Plaintiff-attorneys asserted that because the baby was having problems during labor, doctors should have performed a C-section earlier in the day. Defendant-attorneys’ position was that the minor’s brain damage and developmental delays are genetic or caused by events before her birth. Case settled five weeks before trial for 3.75 million.
  • $3.9 million to young girl with motor delays and mild CP

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Outcome:
    $3.9 million settlement
    Description:
    Hospital staff confused the mother's heart beat with the baby's on the fetal monitor and missed the fact that the baby was in distress. Now school-age, the child suffers from motor delays and mild cerebral palsy.
  • $2 million to twin with mild developmental delays and speech deficits

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Date:
    Oct 20, 2011
    Outcome:
    $2 million settlement
    Description:
    Pregnant with twins, mom delivered Twin A without a problem, but was given a C-section dose of anesthesia before delivering Twin B, even though no C-section was done. This caused maternal hypotension, non-reassuring fetal heart tones, and a delay in delivery of Twin B. Twin B suffers from mild developmental delays and speech deficits. Twin A is normal.
  • $3.6 million awarded to young girl with developmental delays and mild CP

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Date:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Outcome:
    $3.6 million settlement
    Description:
    Pregnant for the first time, mom treated with her private physician prenatally. Fetal heart tones were reassuring when mom went into labor, but as labor progressed, fetal heart tones became non-reassuring. Baby was delivered via vaginal instrument delivery and now suffers from developmental delays and mild cerebral palsy.
  • $3.85 million for child with cerebral palsy and profound developmental delays

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Date:
    Jan 03, 2014
    Outcome:
    $3.85 million settlement
    Description:
    This case involved a series of mistakes made by physicians and hospital staff which resulted in a baby being born with brain damage. The child has been diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and profound developmental delays. He cannot walk or talk and requires feeding by tube. Reiter & Walsh asserted in this very difficult case that the mother’s sickle cell disease, brain abscess requiring cranial surgery during pregnancy, seizures, and multiple hospitalizations during pregnancy placed her in a high-risk category. Despite being high-risk, staff and doctors managing her care did not communicate or follow-up on abnormal test results. One such result revealed that the baby was not growing proportionally to gestational age. This finding required early delivery of the baby, between 34 and 37 weeks gestation. Instead, the pregnancy was allowed to continue and the mother experienced a sickle cell crisis at 37 weeks. During this time the baby’s fetal heart tracings were non-reassuring and an emergency C-section was ordered but delayed. This deprived the baby of oxygen resulting in brain damage.
  • $3.8 million for a child with Cerebral Palsy and HIE

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    $3.8 million settlement, 2014
    Description:
    $3.8 million for a child who has CP from HIE because physicians failed to respond to intraunterine growth restriction, oxygen deprivation, and fetal distress
  • $5.0 million for a child with Periventricular Leukomalacia

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    $5 million settlement, 2014
    Description:
    $5.0 million for a child with mental and physical deficits due to undiagnosed cystic PVL
  • $4.5 million awarded to child alleged to have been injured during birth

    Practice Area:
    Birth Injury
    Outcome:
    $4.5 million settlement, 2014
    Description:
    $4.5 million awarded to child alleged to have been injured during labor and delivery