Firm Wins Defense Verdict In Medical Malpractice Case

Alan Alexander and Annie Dike recently obtained a favorable jury verdict for a hospital in a medical negligence action involving an infant in the Circuit Court of Mobile County.  Plaintiffs contended the infant was born with a significant brachial plexus injury caused by the negligence of the defendant physician and hospital in managing a shoulder dystocia emergency during delivery.  Defendants established that the physician and nurses timely and effectively performed the proper maneuvers to relieve the shoulder dystocia in a very short period of time and safely delivered the baby.  The jury deliberated for only twenty-five minutes before rendering a unanimous defense verdict in favor of the defendants.