Steen v. Professional Liability Insurance Co. of AM

Summary

Steen v. Professional Liability Insurance Co. of AM, 962 So.2d 470 (4th Circuit) , LA ,   2007,   Report Type: N/A

Appellate Panel :

Terri F. Love,  Edwin A. Lombard,  

Trial Type :

judge

Trial Judge :

N/A

Trial Court :

N/A

Plaintiff's Lawyer :

N/A

Defendant's Lawyer :

N/A

Injuries

Brachial plexus injury, Herbs Palsy.

Tissue :

N/A

Did Plaintiff Have Surgery? :

yes

Treatment Length :

> 12 Months

Pre-existing Conditions :

N/A

Award change on appeal:

unchanged

Damages

General Damages :

$500,000

Past Medicals :

$513,328

Future Medicals :

$0

Past wages :

$0

Future wages :

$0

Loss of Consortium :

$100,000

Other Damages :

$0

Total :

$1,113,328

Case Details

Suit Reason :

Plaintiff, a woman giving birth, filed a medical malpractice action against the defendant delivery doctor. The baby was injured during delivery, resulting in a brachial plexus injury.

Award Reason :

Permanent, life injuries developed in the child as a result of the doctor's error and mistakes during delivery. Damages were subject to the medical malpractice cap. Each parent awarded $50,000 for loss of consortium.