Feds Drop Appeal Of $41.6M Infant Brain Injury Award

By Matt Fair (February 1, 2018, 8:26 PM EST) -- The federal government on Thursday dropped its efforts to appeal a $41.6 million verdict won by the family of an infant who suffered permanent brain damage after a doctor at a health clinic negligently used forceps during delivery.

Regan Safier, an attorney with Kline & Specter PC representing the family, said the decision to drop the appeal was recognition from the government that the verdict, thought to be the largest ever in a medical malpractice case tried in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, was the correct outcome in the case.

"The government recognized that their issues...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!