An obstetrician was found liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit recently and was ordered by a city jury to pay $8.1 million to the parents of a baby boy he delivered in 2003. The jury found the doctor was responsible for the brain damage suffered by an infant during a difficult delivery. The damages would be limited to just over $2.1 million under Maryland law putting a cap on awards for pain and suffering. The victim baby died a year later from a respiratory illness related to his permanent brain damage caused by the medical malpractice.
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