Maryland Woman Recovers $20.6 Million In Birth Injury Case.

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Mrs. Shantiah Norfleet was admitted into the MedStar Harbor Hospital on September 6, 2002. She was then thirty-two weeks pregnant. She and her baby, Jaylan, both had high blood pressure. A doctor decided to induce labor because of this condition. While Mrs. Norfleet was in labor the following day, it was observed that the baby was low on oxygen. The low levels of oxygen frequently call for an emergency Cesarean-section. Mrs. Norfleet’s doctor, however, wanted to continue with natural birth for an additional few hours.

When Jaylan was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He developed spastic diplegia cerebral palsy as a result, and now has difficulty moving his legs and arms. He is bound to a wheelchair.

A Maryland appeals court recently upheld a $20.6 million jury award in a 3-0 decision. A Baltimore City Circuit Court awarded the family $21 million in July 2012. That amount was later reduced to $20.6 million due to the state’s cap on non-economic damages.

Have you or a loved one been injured during labor? If so, you may be entitled to receive money damages for your injuries. Call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700 to discuss your claims with our birth injury law experts.

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