After admission, a baby's heart monitor showed signs of fetal distress. These signs were ignored by the baby's doctor and no cesarean delivery was offered. The baby was born clinging to life. Upon resuscitation, the baby was discovered to have a devastating brain injury that will keep her quadripalegic for the remainder of her life. The child can think and learn, but she has no use of her arms or legs.
The jury awarded $1,800,000 to the parents and $12,102,000 to the child for her injuries and damages.