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Miami doctor’s call to broker during baby’s delivery leads to $33.8 million judgment

Dixon

Original Source: Miami Herald, By Daniel Chang, UPDATED MAY 02, 2017 08:08 PM Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led to a tragic outcome for Dixon and her baby — and a $33.8 million judgment, according to a federal lawsuit. https://youtu.be/TLrreU3JHqI The doctor ordered nurses to restart a drug to strengthen contractions, failed to perform a Cesarean section — and...

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Mallard & Sharp successfully represent family of infant disabled during delivery

Judgement Award Settlement

Mallard & Sharp, P.A. celebrated a bittersweet victory this week, receiving a $33.8 million verdict on behalf of a brain damaged baby. MIAMI (April 24, 2017) – Medical malpractice attorneys for the law firm of Mallard & Sharp, P.A.  celebrated a bittersweet victory this week, receiving a $33.8 million verdict on behalf of a brain damaged baby.  The Court held that the catastrophic brain injury was caused by Dr. Ata Atogho’s failure to order an emergency C-section and the continued administration of the contraindicated delivery drug Pitocin.  The Court also found that Dr. Atogho’s failure to offer and perform a C-section...

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Miami Gardens family wins $33.8 million medical malpractice award against federal government

Health Center

Community health center patient gets damages for son's brain damage during birth Original Source: By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer WPLG Local10.com Posted: 1:51 PM, April 20, 2017 MIAMI - The federal government will have to pay a Miami Gardens family a $33.8 million medical malpractice award in a medical malpractice lawsuit after a judge ruled on Monday that a federally employed doctor's decisions caused a teen's baby boy to suffer irreversible brain damage. U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola awarded the baby's mother, Marla Dixon, $3.3 million, and the father, Earl Reese-Thornton, $1.1 million for their pain and suffering. Scola awarded $21.7 million for the boy's economic damages...

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Federal Gov Hit With $34 Million Verdict In Brain Damage Birth Injury Case

Birth Injuries

By Y. Peter Kang Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2017, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday put the federal government on the hook for $33.8 million after ruling that a doctor at a federally funded health clinic failed to order a cesarean section delivery, leading to a newborn’s irreversible brain damage birth injury. Following a four-day bench trial in March, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. found that Dr. Ata Atogho, an employee of the Jesse Trice Community Health Center, negligently performed a vaginal delivery of Marla Dixon’s and Earl Reese-Thornton Sr.’s son, Earl Jr., despite repeated...

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