Jury Awards Blind Boy $20M In Negligence Case

Law360, New York (November 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A blind six-year-old boy is $20 million wealthier after a Pennsylvania jury awarded him the hefty sum Thursday, concluding the hospital where he was born and his pediatrician’s office were negligent.

The Montgomery County jury found Abington Memorial Hospital and the office of pediatrician Harold Koller responsible for the blindness of the plaintiff, Emmitt Lee. The amount that the jury granted to Lee is considered one of the largest, if not the largest, ever given by a jury in suburban Philadelphia.

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