Thursday, 28 June 2012
The family is planning to use their compensation to provide care for their son, who requires round-the-clock care. Because of a state cap, the amount will be reduced to around $30 million.
Hopkins plans to appeal the verdict, according to a spokesman. The hospital denies that it was negligent in the care of the mother and lawyers say that the baby had lost oxygen during the early stages of the mother's home birth.
So who's to blame: Mom and dad for wanting a home birth, or the hospital for delaying an *emergency* c-section by 2 hours? And was the c-section truly delayed, and for what reason?