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Cerebral palsy lawsuit ends in $144 million verdict

Last month, a birth injury lawsuit in Michigan resulted in one of the largest verdicts for a case involving cerebral palsy in the history of the U.S.

The lawsuit was filed against Beaumont Hospital and a doctor at the hospital.  In the case heard in Oakland County Circuit Court, the mother of a 15-year old girl with cerebral palsy argued that her daughter developed the condition as a result of brain damage caused by the hospital’s failure to call for a C-section delivery.

When the girl was born, she weighed 10 pounds and 12 ounces.  The suit claimed that the doctor should have realized that a C-section was necessary due to the child’s large size.  Furthermore, the doctor’s failure to call for a C-section caused the child to suffer a fracture to her clavicle, multiple hemorrhages, and permanent brain damage.

The jury found the hospital negligent and issued a $144 million verdict.  The award will allow the girl’s family to pay for her round-the-clock care for about 77 years.

If your child was injured before, during, or shortly after their delivery, contact the Denver birth injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at 866-385-3505 to discuss your case with one of our lawyers and learn more about your rights.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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