New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Baby’s Death Linked to Circumcision

March 8, 2012

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on the death of a newborn baby following a controversial circumcision-related rite in a Brooklyn hospital. The cause of the death was listed as herpes. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of medical malpractice cases in New York over the past 30 years.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2012

On Saturday, the New York Daily News (3/3/2012) reported that a two-week old baby died last fall from herpes following a controversial circumcision ritual at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

A number of serious New York medical malpractice lawsuits have concerned circumcision errors, said New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman.

In this case, the cause of death was listed as “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction,” according to the tabloid.

This is not the first time a baby boy has died as a result of the ultra-Orthodox circumcision ritual known as metzizah b´ peh. In 2004 city health officials revealed that an infant died after undergoing the circumcision-related rite, said the Daily News.

Under the practice, which has been criticized by city health officials, the rabbi or mohel removes blood from the wound using his mouth.

The practice persists despite known health risks. Because the immune system of babies is not developed enough to fight serious infection, infections like herpes, which is mostly harmless to adults, could be fatal for children.

“Trusted professionals can make medical decisions that lead to devastating results,” said New York medical malpractice lawyer Perecman, a medical malpractice lawyer in New York with over 30 years of experience. “If you believe you or someone in your family has been the victim of medical malpractice in New York, contact an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer to help you investigate your rights and determine steps you can take to obtain compensation. Do not agree to any settlement with a doctor, hospital or other medical professional who may be responsible for your injury until you have met with a New York medical malpractice lawyer.”

If you or your child have been injured or you have lost a loved one through medical malpractice in New York, please contact the New York personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm at http://www.perecman.com.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 30 years, the New York medical malpractice, construction accident, auto accident, and personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases including falling object injuries. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman’s achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010.

The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.

The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County and Rockland County.

**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million    

*** later settled for $3.5 million

**** total potential payout

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