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Doctor and Hospital Not Responsible for Birth Injury

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Meriter Hospital of Dane County Wisconsin was cleared of any negligence in the birth of baby boy born in 2001. The child suffered birth injuries and has cerebral palsy and is not able to walk or talk. One of the doctors in attendance was found not negligent by the jury as well.

After some 18 hours of deliberations spread over two days, jurors found two nurses from the hospital negligent in the duties they performed at the birth, but said that negligence was not a cause of Jake’s injuries.

The jury could not reach an agreement on the second doctor that was present at the delivery. The jury did not decide on any kind of monetary damages for the boy. Motions need to be filed before the case can proceed.