|Publication:||The New York Times|
|Author:||The Associated Press|
|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.