Birth Injury Case - Largest Arbitration Award in U.S. History

David Scott Woodruff

Case Conclusion Date:July 6, 2011

Practice Area:Medical Malpractice

Outcome:$70 million award, the largest in U.S. history

Description:Case involved a baby born at an HMO hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Mother was given improper dose of misoprostil (Cytotec) and Pitocin, and suffered uterine hyperstimulation, causing fetal asphyxia and severe brain injury. Child is now 11 years old and has severe mental and physical disabilities. Case was tried to a judge/Arbitrator in Orange County, CA.

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