Pa. Judge Awards $41.6M Over Baby Brain Injury

Law360, Los Angeles (April 20, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Thursday that the federal government must pay $41.6 million to a couple after determining that a doctor at a federally funded health clinic negligently used forceps to deliver the couple’s baby, which caused permanent brain damage.

Following a six-day bench trial in September, U.S. District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo determined that an obstetrician employed by Keystone Women’s Health Center, Dr. Thomas Orndorf, breached the standard of care when he delivered Christina Late and Nathan Armolt’s baby, referred to as D.A. The judge said Orndorf’s premature and multiple use of forceps in an attempt to deliver the...

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