Jury Sides With Hospital in Birth Injury Lawsuit
Achieved a significant defense verdict in a birth injury case on behalf of one of the Philadelphia region's most prestigious hospitals. The case involved allegations that the hospital failed to timely diagnose and treat preeclampsia in the plaintiff's mother, leading to a placental abruption which caused catastrophic injuries to the child, including cerebral palsy. The plaintiff's demand was several million dollars, and plaintiff's counsel refused a request to mediate the case prior to trial. Further, during the course of the trial, plaintiff's counsel boarded 4x the financial demand in future damages. The trial lasted two weeks and the 12-member jury deliberated for approximately six hours before returning a verdict for the defense.