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NM Jury Awards $73M In Baby Brain Damage Suit

Law360 (August 24, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT) -- A New Mexico jury on Thursday awarded a family a state record $73.2 million in a suit accusing a health clinic doctor of botching a baby’s delivery, causing brain and shoulder nerve damage, the family’s attorney said.

Following an eight-day trial and six hours of deliberation, the Santa Fe County District Court jury determined that a doctor employed by Pecos Valley of New Mexico LLC negligently performed a vaginal delivery of Lorenza Botello’s baby despite the risks posed by his above-average weight of 11.5 pounds, which caused the baby to become stuck in the mother’s birth canal for 10 minutes without...

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