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The AP recently reported that a jury has awarded the parents of a brain-damaged boy $11.4 million following a three week trial in a medical malpractice case.

The injured boy’s parents claimed in a 2006 lawsuit that negligent care by a nurse and nurse midwife resulted in brain injuries to their son during his birth in 2005.

The jury sided with the plaintiffs and, on Oct. 17 awarded $11.4 million. Although the hospital issued a statement saying it believes the care was appropriate and that the award was excessive, the parents’ attorney noted that the award is barely compensation for the life long medical care the young boy will require.

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