A now 2-year boy who suffered brain damage when he was born in 2010 has won an award of $55 million when a jury found the hospital that delivered the boy to be negligent.
The plaintiffs were at home when the mother went into labor. The childbirth was attempted with a midwife but the child was stuck in the birth canal. Therefore, the mother was rushed to the hospital where doctors agreed to perform a C-section immediately.
However, after waiting more than two hours, the procedure had not been performed. The mother waited in agonizing pain while her son began suffering brain damage. Eventually the procedure was performed but the child was left with permanent brain damage.
The jury found that the hospital did not provide appropriate care. However, it is unlikely that the family will see $55 million. The award can be reduced upon appeal and by state laws that cap earnings in civil suits.
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