Birth Injury Case results in $11.4M Jury Verdict

By November 4, 2008Medical Malpractice

A jury awarded the parents of a brain-damaged boy $11.4 million in a medical malpractice case, the La Crosse Tribune reports.
Chad and Amy Jelinek claimed that hospital staff at Gunderson Lutheran Medical Center failed to deliver their son Laine in a timely fashion and that fetal strips that showed their son was in distress were misread. Laine suffered brain injuries from complications arising out of his birth. As a result of his injuries, Laine was left with cerebral palsy and needs constant care.
After a three-week trial, the jury concluded that a nurse and nurse midwife provided negligent care.
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