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

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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. The doctor ordered nurses to restart a drug to strengthen contractions, failed to perform a Cesarean section — and...

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Tow Truck Accident Investigation Continues After Deadly Confrontation Unfolds

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Original Source: CBS 4 Miami, January 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm https://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/22/investigation-continues-into-deadly-lauderhill-tow-truck-accident/ MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Lauderhill family of a man who died in a tow truck accident after a confrontation with a tow truck operator is preparing to send his body back to his homeland. Elias Konwufine, 38, will be buried in his native country of Cameroon, according to his wife. “It’s very hard,” a tearful Francisca Konwufine told CBS4’s Joan Murray. Until last week she and her husband were living the American dream. Elias Konwufine received his doctorate at Nova Southeastern University and was working as an associate dean at Fort Lauderdale’s Keiser...

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

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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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