Mass. Jury Awards $4M For Woman's Post-Childbirth Death

Law360, Los Angeles (October 11, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts state jury awarded $4 million in a suit accusing doctors of failing to provide a 36-year-old woman with proper medical care, which caused her death shortly after she gave birth to a healthy child, the family's attorney said.

Following a four-week trial and four days of deliberation, the Norfolk County jury found on Oct. 5 that Dr. Shobha Sikka, an obstetrician-gynecologist, breached the standard of care and proximately caused the death of Marie Gabriel-Gelin, who died in 2008 just hours after undergoing a successful cesarean section delivery of a healthy boy. Co-defendant Dr. Christo Shakr, the obstetrician-gynecologist who performed...

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!