Monthly Archives: December 2018

Defense Win November 2018

Bruce Keplinger and Emily Tung of Norris Keplinger Hicks & Welder, successfully represented an ob/gyn in a medical malpractice case in Jackson County, Missouri. The plaintiff was a ten year old boy who was born prematurely and had periventricular leukomalacia (PVL) and cerebral palsy.  The infant was delivered at 29 weeks 3 days by emergency c-section.  At trial the plaintiff argued that the c-section should have occurred sooner and that if it had occurred earlier, any such injury would have been avoided.

Initially, defendants delayed delivery to allow steroids to strengthen the baby’s lungs. However, after performing...

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