An Ohio judge refused to order a new medical malpractice trial at the behest of defense attorneys this past Wednesday in the case of 10 year-old Haley Cobb.
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Haley Cobb was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after her vaginal birth. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the doctor, Dr. Tara Shipman, should have performed a c-section. Failure to do so caused oxygen deprivation to Haley’s brain, and led to cerebral palsy. A 15 day trial in October won Haley’s parents, Okey and Debra Cobb, $13.9 million dollars. Also enforced was a $6.5 million dollar settlement the Cobb’s reached with other parties pre-suit. All in all, the Cobbs will receive $20.4 million for the lifetime of care and special medical necessities for their daughter, Haley.
Dr. Shipmen’s attorneys believed that plaintiff’s counsel acted inappropriately, that the jury’s verdict was excessive, and that, additionally, they were swayed by “sympathy, passion, and prejudice.” Trumball County judge, Judge W. Wyatt McKay, did not feel as though the arguments were valid, and denied the request for another trial.
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Without the “excessive” verdict, the Cobb family would have to face the countless expenses of a special needs child without assistance. The money awarded them in court was not excessive, but absolutely necessary. Especially since it is unlikely that Haley will ever be able to fully support herself. Okey and Debra will be accountable for Haley as long as she is living, and their jury award will make sure they are able to do that.
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