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

Case Conclusion Date: 01.01.2006

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.

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