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Jury Awards $58M In Baby Malpractice Case

(Associated Press)  An attorney for a Connecticut doctor says he will appeal a $58 million jury award against his client over the delivery of a baby born with severe injuries.

James Rosenblum called the verdict in Waterbury Superior Court on Wednesday a miscarriage of justice and contrary to the evidence in the case.

Lawyers say the jury reached the verdict in favor of Dominic and Cathy D’Attilo of Norwalk against Dr. Richard Viscarello and Maternal-Fetal Care.

James Horwitz and Kathleen Nastri, lawyers for the couple, say it is the largest medical malpractice judgment in state history.

The family claimed the doctor delayed performing a cesarean section.

Their lawsuit said the brain-damaged baby, now 8, has cerebral palsy and can’t talk or walk.


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