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Professional Liability

Fjeldheim v. Defendant Obstetrician-Gynecologist

02/01/1998
Client:

Defendant Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Synopsis:

Minor plaintiff was affected with severe cerebral palsy, pervasive development disorder and autism. Plaintiff claimed that defendant obstetrician failed to respond to vaginal bleeding reported by the mother in the week prior to delivery.

Defense contended that bleeding was not significant and not related to child’s injuries, which were caused by an unknown prenatal event or prematurity.

Plaintiff sought $12-15 million. The jury returned a defense verdict.