Family Awarded $144M in Birth Injury Case
After a five year long trial, a Michigan family has been awarded $144 million in a medical malpractice suit for a negligent birth delivery by a hospital doctor.
Details of the Birth Trauma Case
In 1997, the plaintiff gave birth to her daughter at the hospital. The maternity doctor elected to deliver the baby through the birth canal instead of performing a Caesarian section resulting in the child suffering a fractured clavicle, hemorrhaging, and severe brain trauma.
Jury Awards $144 Million Dollar Verdict
- The family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2006 against the hospital and the delivering doctor.
- The jury found the defendants negligent in choosing not to perform a Caesarian section for delivery.
- $144 million was awarded for medical expenses, long-term medical care, prescriptions and other treatments.
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