Newark, N.J.,  A medical malpractice case against a Newark obstetrician has been settled with a structured settlement paying $11 million dollars over the life of a four year old Newark boy who was born at University Hospital Newark.

According to Martin F. Kronberg, attorney for the child, the infant was exhibiting signs of fetal distress during labor and delivery which were not diagnosed, causing him to be born with cerebral palsy.

Under the terms of the settlement, a cash advance of $750,000 will be paid immediately with the balance of the monies being paid monthly during the child’s lifetime which is expected to be of normal length.

Kronberg stated that the settlement will allow the child to receive first rate care and support for his lifetime.