A jury has awarded more than $4 million to the parents of a South Carolina infant who died after suffering a brain injury during birth.
The family’s attorney told The Herald of Rock Hill that a York County jury ruled against Piedmont Medical Center. Hospital officials said they were surprised by the verdict and are considering their legal options.
Robin and Brice Wilson’s lawsuit argued that a nurse trainee assigned to the expectant mother misread fetal heart monitoring data that showed the child needed emergency intervention.
Their child, Sierra Wilson, was born Nov. 18, 2003, with a severe brain injury due to oxygen deprivation. She died three months later of complications from cerebral palsy.
Hospital officials offered sympathy but defended its handing of the care.
Information from: The Herald, http://www.heraldonline.com