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Record $24,100,00 Verdict – Birth Trauma (Cerebral Palsy) – Medical Malpractice (Seminole County, FL)

A young obstetrician induced labor in a woman for a VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarian secition).  The woman’s uterus ruptured, causing hypoxia to the child and nearly killing the mother.  The baby was resuscitated, but not before she suffered irreversible cerebral palsy.  Through a litigation that lasted 8 years, John Elliott Leighton represented the Shoaf  family. In June 2005, Mr. Leighton obtained the largest jury verdict in Seminole County history, a $24,100,000 award for  this girl and her parents. Shoaf v. Geiling.

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