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Ultrasound fails to detect spina bifida in newborn – $1,100,000 Settlement (access required)

The infant plaintiff was born on Oct. 14, 2003, with a hairy nevus and sacral dimple on the back just above the anus. The defendant pediatrician ordered a spinal ultrasound to rule out occult spina bifida. The defendant radiologist read the ultrasound as normal. Over the next eleven months, the infant plaintiff demonstrated delays ...