Case Verdicts


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Award: $9.6 million/Verdict-Plaintiff
Case Type: Medical Malpractice
Case: Maggette v. St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, et al
Venue: Passaic County Superior Court
State: NJ
Date: February 18, 2005
Expert: Valerie Parisi, Life Care Planning

Summary: A Passaic County jury returned a verdict of $9.6 million for this child who was born with severe brain damage as a result of a lack of oxygen. The jury found that the certified nurse midwife and obstetrician who were monitoring the fetal heart strips, failed to recognize that the baby's fetal heart rate was dangerously low and failed to perform a timely cesarean section delivery. As a result of the delay, the child will never walk or talk or be able to attend a regular school. He will need 24 hour care for the rest of his life.