Defense Verdict in Shoulder Dystocia Case

27 Oct 2015 12:18 PM | Lynette Pitt (Administrator)

In September, John Beyer and Jonathan Hall of Parker Poe obtained a defense verdict in Gaston County in a medical malpractice case against an OB/GYN and a nurse midwife, where allegations included negligence in managing shoulder dystocia during the delivery of a 10’ 11” baby boy, resulting in permanent brachial plexus palsy.  Plaintiff’s attorneys were Chuck Monnett and George Tolley (Timonium, Md.).   Trial judge was Linwood Foust.  The trial was bifurcated on Plaintiff’s motion, and the jury returned a defense verdict on liability during the third week of trial.   Plaintiff’s experts included Robert Allen, Ph.D., a biomedical engineer, who was prevented by the court from offering opinions on actual causation in this case.  Post-trial motions are pending.

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