Md. Judge Cuts Jury's $229M Verdict In Birth Injury Suit

Law360 (September 26, 2019, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A Maryland judge has largely upheld a potentially record-breaking jury award to a mother who accused a Johns Hopkins Health System hospital of causing her infant permanent brain damage and other injuries, while cutting more than $24 million from the $229 million total, citing state caps for certain damages.

Judge Audrey J.S. Carrion trimmed the jury's $25 million award for noneconomic damages to $740,000 — the state's cap for such awards. Wednesday's order also denied Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inc.'s motion for new trial and motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict.

After a two-week trial, the Baltimore City Circuit Court...

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