Lawyers of Distinction member Christopher B. Meagher, Esq. and Keith J. Clarke, Esq. of Meagher and Meagher P.C., recently obtained a $7,605,699.95 verdict in a trial presided over by Judge William J. Giacomo in Westchester Supreme Court. The case alleged that three separate clinicians (neurosurgeon, ENT, pediatric neurologist) failed to independently review MRI images of the skull of a 13-month-old child who they suspected had a skull-based structural lesion. The failure to review these images resulted in the lesion growing significantly and going undiagnosed for approximately one year. The growth of the lesion complicated its removal and the child was left with permanent left sided facial paralysis and partial left-sided hearing loss. After approximately three weeks of trial, which involved expert witnesses from the three distinct specialties, the jury deliberated several days and rendered the above verdict in favor of the plaintiffs.
Christopher Meagher, Esq. founded Meagher & Meagher, PC in 2006 in honor of his father, Thomas F. Meagher, Esq., one of his mentors. His firm specializes in Medical Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Construction Accidents, Slip and Falls, Pharmaceutical Errors, Sexual Assault, Molestation, and Auto Accidents.
He has been awarded many types of recognition, including two separate mentions by New York Law Journal’s Verdict & Settlements Hall of Fame: Medical Malpractice (Negligent Treatment and Failure to Diagnose) and NY Metro Super Lawyers. Mr. Meagher’s educational background includes: Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York – J.D. – 1993, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland- B.A. – 1983. His Bar Admissions include: New York, 1993, New Jersey, 1994, Connecticut, 1994, and U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1994. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Meagher is also a Licensed Architect in both New York and Connecticut
Again, congratulations to Mr. Christopher Meagher, Esq. on obtaining a very impressive verdict!