When Lisa Gourley was pregnant with twin boys, Colin and Conner, she was nothing short of ecstatic. However, when she was 36 weeks into her pregnancy, she noticed that the babies’ movements had decreased significantly. Lisa’s doctor told her not to worry about it and sent her back home as if everything was normal. Unfortunately, everything was not normal. When the twins were delivered, neither was breathing. Colin was not getting oxygen and suffered a brain injury. Medical malpractice attorneys won the family $5.6 million to cover Colin’s future medical expenses and for pain and suffering.
Lawyers project that Colin will need approximately $12.4 million to receive the care he needs for life. This figure far exceeds the actual amount awarded after cap laws in Nebraska reduced the nearly 6 million dollars to just over 1 million. Lisa Gourley stated “we feel, you have a right to a jury trial. That’s one of your constitutional rights and part of that is your right to a remedy.” Colin Gourley’s case is clearly a devastating one; his entire life altered due to medical malpractice. It must not be easy for him to watch his twin brother, a healthy young man, do all of things normal, healthy teenagers do, while he himself must struggle ten times more through life.
The boys are now 17 years old and Mike Gourley, their father, stated that Colin “knows enough to understand that Conner has girls over, friends over. He likes that and wants the same stuff. But he doesn’t have the ability to socialize.” This story is a nightmare for medical malpractice attorneys, who fight to earn clients a sum of money that should be sufficient to help support them for life but it is drastically cut by damage caps.
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