Johnson County, Kansas. Defense Verdict
The plaintiff, an eight year old girl, was one of two identical twins attended to by our OB/GYN client before and during their births. Following the birth of the first twin, plaintiff presented in footling breech position and was ultimately delivered by C-section. Prior to delivery, the infant suffered a prolapsed cord that plaintiff claimed resulted in cerebral palsy, maladaptive disorders, mild retardation and seizures. Plaintiff claimed that had our client more closely overseen the delivery he would have been able to perform an earlier C-section and avoided the injury to the infant. Defendant claimed Plaintiff suffered gestational birth defects and that her alleged complications were not as a result of our client’s care and treatment. The plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $8 million. The verdict was returned after less than 1 hour of jury deliberation.