Castle v. Lester, 636 S.E.2d 342 (2006)

Michael J Shevlin

Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2006

Practice Area:Birth Injury

Outcome:Verdict for $1.6 Million Upheld

Description:This case involved neurological birth injuries suffered by an infant in utero. The infant's case was settled before trial. The mother asserted a separate cause of action for her mental anguish resulting from her son's injuries. A jury awarded her $1.6 million for her injuries. After the defendant appealed this verdict, the Virginia Supreme Court upheld the jury's verdict. The Virginia Supreme Court re-affirmed Virginia law that recognizes a mother's personal claim for injuries that arose from the prenatal injuries suffered to her child.