Injury to Mom in Childbirth Verdict
H-Z v. A Gentle Beginning LLC et al., Multnomah County Case No. 18CV19054
Plaintiff H-Z gave birth to a child with the assistance of midwife defendant Carneiro. Her prenatal care was with defendants A Gentle Beginning and Dr. Shaffer. She suffered a common childbirth injury during the delivery. She alleged that Defendants were negligent for failing to diagnose and treat the injury timely. She sought $12,939 for past medical expenses, $250,000 for future medical expenses, $9,200 for lost wages and $5,000,000 for non-economic damages. Plaintiff’s husband sought $1,000,000 for lost consortium.
Defendants denied that they were negligent.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Rachel O’Neal
Defense Counsel – Nikola Jones, Clark Horner, Matteo Leggett
Verdict – $2,855,000
Date – February 14, 2020March 12, 2020