Two doctors from a Boston hospital have lost a medical malpractice lawsuit. A jury awarded the plantiff $26.5 Million for a family to care for a child with cerebral palsy. The family contends that a lack of monitoring and failure to perform a timely c-section injured their son.
A Suffolk County jury issued the verdict Thursday. The damages against two Brigham and Women’s doctors are believed to be the largest medical malpractice award this year and one of the biggest in state history, Bejarano’s attorney said.
“It was an award for him,” said Bejarano, 42, a self-employed trucker. “It’s for him just to make his life better, as much as we can.”
The child was born ten years ago. The doctors continue to practice medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and are planning on appealing the verdict.