Marion County (Ohio) Court of Common Pleas
An infant with shoulder dystocia was born with brachial plexus injury, resulting in partial paralysis of her right arm.
In suing, the infant-who was 15 years old at trialargued that her injuries were a result of the physician’s negligence in applying excessive downward traction.
The physician argued that the injury was caused in utero and during delivery due to uterine contractions, expulsive forces of labor, and normal traction.
- The jury awarded the plaintiff $900,000.