Woman, Child Get $19,000,000 for Botched 'Forceps' Delivery

A jury has awarded $19.6 million to a couple who sued a hospital for medical malpractice after their baby was brain-damaged at birth and the mother was mutilated in the delivery.

The state Supreme Court jury in Queens awarded the money to Eun Sook Maing and her husband, Soo Maing, for injuries she and her baby suffered on Oct. 16, 1998, at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan.

The Maings' lawyer, Thomas Moore, said Daniel Maing was born with cerebral palsy after Dr. Po Ching Fong, a hospital resident, yanked at his head with forceps for 23 minutes until she pulled him through his mother's birth canal.

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