Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) December 22, 2010
Jim Lewis of Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis, & Appleton attained a $2.3 million jury verdict for a child in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) who suffered nerve damage and permanent arm injuries after a midwife negligently pulled the child's head and arms to combat what is called shoulder dystocia during birth. The midwife was hired by the obstetrician/gynecologist of the mother.
A jury determined the midwife's negligent care was the cause of the child's permanent nerve damage and arm injury.
The jury deliberated for about five hours before returning the $2.3 million verdict. The jury also awarded $60,000 in special damages to the mother for reimbursement of medical expenses.
Jim Lewis fought hard to get as much compensation as possible since his client's life will be changed forever due to the injury. Just think, this child may never be able to play sports, ride a bike, or even get dressed normally without the assistance of another person or special training because of the negligent care provided at birth.
To learn more about this jury verdict (and similar verdicts) check out our personal injury law firm's website at http://www.HSInjurylaw.com or our medical malpractice blog at http://va-nc-medical-surgery-malpractice-attorneys.com/
Tags: medical malpractice, medical negligence, shoulder, dystocia, nerve damage, arm injury, injuries, child, birth, injury, verdict, damages, medical, expenses
Court Case Was Handled In: Norfolk Circuit Court
Case Number: CL09-6555