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On June 16, 2003, the Administration for Children’s Services (“ACS”) filed an abuse petition against the respondent mother, and the respondent father, with regard to their infant childEdwin.

The petition was amended against both respondents, alleging that the infant child was also a severely abused child. The petition alleged that the infant suffered rib fractures and intracranial bleeding as result of the respondent mother repeatedly grabbing him by the torso, squeezing the infant’s ribcage and shaking him violently, and dropping him, beginning in March 2003 and extending over the course of approximately three months.

On June 25, 2003, the respondent mother pleaded guilty in assaulting her infant child. A Kings Injury Lawyer said that ACS filed a motion for summary judgment, affirmations and arguments in relation thereto, the Court found, by clear and convincing evidence, that the respondent mother abused and severely abused her infant, Edwin, pursuant to the Family Court Act and Social Services Law respectively.

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Leading medical negligence lawyers have warned that funds from some lump sum court awards invested in Irish bank shares are now effectively worthless.

News has cropped up that funds from some lump sum court awards for catastrophic birth injuries have been invested in an Irish bank, and those funds are effectively worthless. An attorney looking into the affair said he has become aware of cases where investments were made by the Wards of Court Office in what were believed to be blue chip equities.

Because of the fraud, the future rate of return for the lifetime of the injured plaintiff is sure to be adversely effected. With the average award for a catastrophic birth injury around €4m to €5m, the effects will definitely be felt.

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Up to 70% of babies are injured in some way during birth. While most of those injuries are minor, they can still result in major problems for parents, an RMIT paediatric lecturer reveals.

A Northern Territory mother flew to Melbourne last week to see a chiropractor where she learned her three-month-old had a fractured collarbone and a dislocated shoulder, which was allegedly sustained during birth. The doctor said that for about 20 babies he sees each week, about half of them had undiagnosed shoulder problems.

“A collarbone fracture should not be missed in the hospital but quite commonly they are, and . . . parents go home with a baby that screams a lot and they don’t know why,” the doctor says.

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