Skip to main content

All Access Subscription

Get unlimited access to our full publication and article library.

Get Access Now

Interested in Group Sales? Learn more

A pregnant woman was admitted to the hospital for the delivery of her child. The on-call physician for her obstetrical group arrived and ruptured the woman's membranes. Following this, the physician allegedly began consuming alcohol. At the time of delivery, the baby suffered a fractured humerus. The physician then performed an episiotomy on the patient. The baby's injury healed, but evidence showed that problems with his growth plate could be the cause of future complications. The mother continues to have sexual dysfunction and pain after urination. The total jury verdict against all defendants was in the amount of $2,535,600.

MD allegedly drunk at delivery: $2.5M verdict