Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds $29 Million Jury Verdict
Posted on September 6, 2011 by Eugene Hollander
Tagged: birth injury
, hospital negligence
, medical malpractice
On Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2010 jury verdict awarding a family $29.1 million in a medical malpractice
case. Christian Arroyo was born in 2003 with a common neonatal blood infection, which was left untreated for 12 hours. Consequently, the child suffered irreversible brain damage. The boy, now 8, is a second grader who is a spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. The government appealed the verdict against the government-employed doctors, claiming that the suit was untimely filed. The appeals court rejected the argument.