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$1,000,000 settlement – Head injury to minor child

A young child sustained a traumatic brain injury as a passenger in a vehicle which was hit by another car.  He was a back seat passenger and unbelted at the time (not a violation of law). The impact caused a violent movement of the child’s head.  When his behavior changed, his parents took him to see doctors.  There was a debate about whether the boy had a medical condition or was just normal in his development.  At 2 years-old, testing is very nonspecific. There are few accurate tests for determining cognitive deficits for children this young. The parents felt that the boy suffered from a delay, while the doctors were uncertain.  John Elliott Leighton obtained a $1,000,000 settlement on behalf of this young child.


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