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.