How many expert witnesses does it take to present a serious medical malpractice claim?
A Chicago Cook County jury awarded the record-breaking verdict for the family of 5 year old, Gerald, who suffers from severe brain damage.
The mother, who was diagnosed with preeclampsia, had to wait several hours before she was placed on a fetal monitor and eventually delivered by cesarean section. The 5-year-old boy cannot speak or walk.
NOTE: Plaintiffs’ team of lawyers employed 11 expert witnesses, including experts in pediatric neurology, radiology, economics, pathology, neonatology, sonography, nursing, maternal-fetal medicine, neuroradiology, and life care planning in presenting this case to the jury.