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Date: 03-16-2004

Case Style: Suzana Umerovska, individually and on behalf of Drita Manuka v. Dr. Paul Ennin, Dr. Paul Owusu Baah and Interfaith Medical Center

Case Number: 38396/1995

Judge: Gerard Rosenberg

Court: Supreme Court, Kings County, New York

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Thomas Moore and of Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, New York, New York

Defendant's Attorney:

Bartlett, McDonough, Bastone & Monaghan, LLP; Carlucci & Giardina, LLP; and Santangelo, Benvenuto and Slattery


Medical malpractice claim on behalf of Drita Manuka who suffered brain damage at the end stage of her mother's pregnancy in 1987. Plaintiff claimed that Dr. Paul Ennin, Dr. Paul Owusu Baah and Interfaith Medical Center were negligent in attending to the birth of Drita Manuka. Plaintiff further claimed that the defendants failed to correct diagnose and treat the reduced oxygen supply to the fetus. Manuka was born with permanent brain damage, including severe cerebral palsy and other mental deficits that require daily medical and custodial care.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $31 million.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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