Skip to comments.Michigan Supreme Court overturns $21 million medical malpractice verdict
Posted on 07/24/2004 2:55:34 PM PDT by red flanker
LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday tossed out a $21 million medical malpractice verdict against a Dearborn hospital, saying the jury had no basis for deciding that a doctor's error caused a baby to develop cerebral palsy and other neurological problems.
The court, in a 6-1 ruling, overturned the judgment and ordered a lower court judge to enter a verdict in favor of Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn and the doctors involved. Justice Marilyn Kelly dissented.
A Wayne County jury awarded the $21 million verdict in 1997, after Kimberly Craig sued, alleging her son, Antonio, then 13, was born with brain damage that left him a quadriplegic.
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I don't know the merits of this case so I can't comment on it but I can tell you this, my entire family knows if anything happens to me and I am not able to state what hospital I chose to have my care in, they are never to send me to Oakwood.
They overturned a "john Edwards" specialized lawsuit??
What's a poor lawyer scumbag to do?
More like cerebral stinker.. this man made his bucks by just such a gimmick as this case describes. if I'm not mistaken.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards (news - web sites), D-N.C., gestures as he is interviewed following a campaign rally Saturday, July 24, 2004, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
I'm badddd! Yes, I am.
Good analogy. Have heard/seen John Stossel all over the place recently talking about Edwards & his cases (& how they led to the increase in the use of Caesarian sections...w/o any drop in the % of resulting cerebral palsy cases).
We should forward this to the kerry-edwards campaign - that is how the weasel made his money, and got rich. by the way - edwards never took a case 'pro-bono'.