NJ Hospital, Doc Hit With $17M Verdict In Brain Injury Case

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (October 30, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey hospital and a pediatrician have been hit with a $17 million judgment after a state court jury found they were negligent in treating a child who visited the facility in 2008 with pneumonia and left with a brain injury, lawyers in the case said Monday.

The eight-member jury's unanimous verdict Thursday handed a win to Kelsey Heaney and dealt a blow to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, pediatric pulmonologist Charles K. Dadzie and his practice, Meridian Pediatric Associates, which were accused of taking Heaney off a ventilator too soon.

The verdict followed a six-week trial before Monmouth County...

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