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Norfleet v. Harbor Hospital

September 2002

On September 6, 2002, Ms. Norfleet was admitted into MedStar Harbor Hospital, when she was 32 weeks pregnant due to both mom and baby having high blood pressure. As a result, her doctor induced labor. During labor, the baby's oxygen levels plunged dangerously, which required a prompt cesarean delivery. Instead, the doctor negligently allowed labor to continue for three hours. When the baby was eventually born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck, which deprived him of oxygen causing cerebral palsy with severe and permanent brain damage. After a two-week trial, a Baltimore City jury awarded the family $21 million.

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