Jury awards $30 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

A hospital was ordered to pay $30 million to a former Cape Coral couple whose son suffered a lifelong crippling brain injury because of the hospital’s negligence. The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed in 1999, alleging that the hospital ignored its own policies during their son’s birth. The jury found that a labor nurse ignored warning signs that the mother was experiencing strong contractions that led to a decrease in blood flow to the victim’s brain. Further, the nurse also ignored the hospital’s policies for births regarding protection of a patient while administering Pitocin.

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