Birth Injury Lawsuit Leads to $15 Million Award
Florida senators recently passed a new bill that will require a hospital to pay $15 million to the family of a boy who was born with cerebral palsymore 14 years ago, due to the medical negligence of its employees.
According to Herald Tribune, a jury found that the employees at the Lee Memorial Health System were negligent during the birth of Aaron Edward, which led to his birth injuries. The jury originally awarded close to $31 million to Edwards and his family but a state law hindered them from receiving the full amount. His attorneys proposed a bill that would force Lee Memorial to pay damages and it passed in a 32-4 vote.
Due to his injuries, Edwards needs physical care 24 hours a day and can communicated with the aid of a computer system.