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Jury rules against doctor in birth injury case

It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when it comes to care provided in connection to the birth of a child. If a medical professional acts negligently during the delivery of a child, it can result in the child suffering great harm.

Recently, a jury reached its decision in a medical negligence case that involved alleged birth injuries. The case involved a girl who was born at a hospital in California in April 2009.

The girl's parents alleged that a doctor who provided care in connection to the girl's delivery acted negligently during the course of providing this care. Specifically, the parents claimed that the doctor failed to respond properly to changes in the girl's condition that occurred during the delivery of the girl. According to the girl's parents, the girl suffered birth injuries as a result of this alleged negligence.

The girl's parents brought a lawsuit in a court in California against the doctor in connection to these allegations. A trial was recently held in regards to this matter. Last week, the jury in this case reached its verdict. The jury ruled in favor of the girl and her parents and awarded them a large monetary judgment.

No infant should have to suffer birth injuries because a medical professional acted negligently during the course of providing care in connection to his or her delivery. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals make sure to not commit negligence like that alleged in this case when providing delivery-related care.

Source: SanLuisObispo.com, "Parents awarded $74 million in malpractice lawsuit against doctor," Nick Wilson, April 21, 2012

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