$61,500,000 Million Award to Boy Injured at Birth

Date:24-03-1998
Publication:The New York Times
Author:The Associated Press
Case
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Bronx jury awarded $61.5 million to nine-year-old Brian Stevenson, who was born with severe cerebral palsy. Thomas Moore represented Brian during a trial that lasted 15 days with deliberations that took a day and a half.

Brian Stevenson has mental retardation and requires a round-the-clock caretaker, said Mr. Moore in the Times article. When Brian's mother, Dawn Stevenson, was in labor, a doctor administered an "erroneously high amount" of Pitocin, which is a labor-inducing drug that increases contractions. The doctor also failed to have a pediatrician present for the delivery.
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