The family of a disabled 10-year old girl recently won $3 million in a medical malpractice case involving a midwife that helped in the child’s delivery.
The girl was born with a rare genetic disorder called Kabuki Syndrome, but the jury decided that this was not the only reason for the girl’s medical problems. According to the lawsuit, the girl suffered birth injuries due to a lack of oxygen during her delivery. In addition, the suit says that fetal monitors at the hospital showed the child was deprived of oxygen.
The jury voted 6-3 to award the girl’s family $2.3 million for future medical expenses, $345,000 for past medical expenses, and $500,000 for permanent disability.