July 12, 2007 Jury awards $96M in birth injury lawsuit

A California jury has awarded an estimated $96 million to the family of a four-year-old child in its birth injury lawsuit against the hospital where he was born. The verdict Aidan Leung’s birth injury lawsuit is one of the largest ever recorded in California history for a medical malpractice case. Read more...

March 8, 2007 Illinois couple files Erb’s palsy lawsuit

An Erb’s palsy lawsuit has been filed in Illinois by the mother and father of a girl born with a brachial plexus injury. Christy and Dennis Hartmann contend that Dr. Diana Peterson, who performed the delivery, was negligent in that she failed to use proper delivery methods for their daughter, Chrisden. Thus the girl, who is now three years old, suffered a brachial plexus injury. Read more...

January 12, 2007 Birth injury suit in VA brings $1.8M award

A Virginia jury has awarded a mother and her child $1.8 million in a birth injury lawsuit against the doctor who delivered the baby. The award was the maximum allowable under state law. Read more...

November 15, 2006 Birth injury lawsuit in Ohio jury brings $1.1M award

Eight-year-old Madelyn Instone suffered a permanently paralyzed right arm at birth. Her parents filed suit against the doctor who delivered her and won $1.1 million in a jury award in Wood County, Ohio. Madelyn’s mother and father sued the late Dr. Raymond Hoag, his obstetrics practice and his estate. Read more...

November 2, 2006 Jury awards $2.6M verdict in Erb’s palsy lawsuit

A jury in Hartford, Connecticut has awarded a $2.6 million verdict to a boy who suffered a brachial plexus injury during his delivery. As a result of this birth injury, Omar Earlington, Jr. was diagnosed with Erb’s palsy, a condition that limits the range of motion in his right arm. Read more...

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