The family of a child who was born with a congenital brain defect recently settled their New Jersey medical malpractice lawsuit for $6 million. At 19 weeks, an ultrasound revealed that the fetus’ hands were clenched tightly – a sign of a possible abnormality. An amniocentesis was conducted the same day and was reported as normal. Plaintiffs alleged in the lawsuit that the applicable standard of care required additional testing, including a fetal MRI, but the attending doctor negligently concluded the inquiry after the amniocentesis. The child was later born with a brain condition known as Dandy Walker Variant. The child now must be fed through a tube and has severe physical and cognitive impairments. The family of the child settled their lawsuit prior to trial against the defendants.