Attorney obtained a defense verdict after a 3 ½ week obstetrical malpractice trial
Attorney obtained a defense verdict after a 3 ½ week obstetrical malpractice trial. The plaintiff gave birth to a premature infant at 27 weeks gestation. The infant died at approximately 1 month of age due to necrotizing enterocolitis as a result of prematurity. Plaintiffs alleged that the obstetrician negligently failed to perform an evaluation and testing upon the plaintiff when she voiced complaints suspicious for preeclampsia. The jury unanimously found no negligence on the part of our client. There were no settlement negotiations as our client would not consent to settle the case. Damage claims consisted of a significant emotional distress claim of the mother (6 years of psychotherapy with a psychologist), the per quod claim of her husband and a wrongful death claim based upon the death of their child.