Ark. Parents Get $46.5M For Failure To Treat Baby's Jaundice

Law360, New York (March 13, 2017, 6:35 PM EDT) -- An Arkansas jury has awarded $46.5 million to the family of an infant who suffered brain damage after finding that doctors at a hospital were negligent by failing to undertake procedures to prevent the child’s skin condition from worsening.

The jury in a Union County court on Thursday found in favor of Karl and Candice Smalls, agreeing that Dr. Jonathan Lewis and the Ouachita County Medical Center were liable for negligence for failing to properly treat infant jaundice the couple claimed led to brain damage in their daughter, now a toddler. The court awarded $43 million for harm suffered by the child...

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