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Hospital Settles Malpractice Suit for $7.1 million After Infant Brain Injury

Hoboken University Medical Center paid a $7.1 million settlement to a Bayonne family whose son was born at the hospital with severe brain damage.

Jasmin Carriel Tejada and Jorge Tejada initially filed a malpractice suit in 2017 over the birth of their son David, naming the hospital and a number of its practicing doctors and nurses as defendants.

The suit alleged malpractice surrounding a delay in David Tejada’s delivery. In court filings, E. Drew Britcher, the Glen Rock lawyer representing the family, alleged “a deviation from accepted standards of obstetrical care during the labor and delivery of the minor plaintiff, David E. Tejada.”

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