A family in Miami Gardens has won a medical malpractice case against the federal government. A judge ruled that a doctor’s decisions resulted in a teenager’s infant to suffer brain damage that is incurable.
According to reports, the child’s mother will receive just over $3 million, the father a little more than $1 million, and the child will receive close to $30 million for pain and suffering.
The mother was a patient at a hospital in Miami Gardens. That hospital provides care to people without insurance and to those that are undocumented. During the labor, the child was determined to have a slowed heart rate and the doctor refused to perform a C-section. The doctor, according to court documents, left the mother in the delivery room to perform another delivery.