EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southwestern Indiana jury has sided with an Evansville couple who accused a local hospital and a doctor of causing their 9-year-old daughter's severe brain injury and cerebral palsy.
The Vanderburgh Circuit Court jury ordered St. Mary's Medical Center and Dr. Mureena Turnquest-Wells to pay a $15 million medical malpractice award to Jamie and Crystal Bobbitt.
But attorney Terry Noffsinger tells the Evansville Courier & Press state law caps medical malpractice awards at $1.25 million and that would leave his clients with less than 10 percent of the award but a lifetime of medical costs for their daughter.
The couple alleged their doctor failed to recognize fetal distress and swiftly deliver their baby in September 2003. She has cerebral palsy, is wheelchair bound and needs a feeding tube.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The company said that in three clinical trials, edivoxetine did not work better than a placebo for patients who were already being treated with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor.
A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Dec. 12 at the Willard Library just north of the city's downtown to mark the beginning of work on the $2.4 million project.
Police officials on Thursday morning named the city’s latest homicide victim.