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A Florida jury awarded $4 million to Stephanie Preshong Brown, of Palm City, for delays and subsequent damages in dealing with her distressed infant, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel of March 26.
Brown had been carrying twins, though one died in utero. A few weeks later the remaining twin needed to be taken by c-section. The lawsuit alleged that delays in obtaining an operating room contributed to a botched delivery and subsequent brain damage to the child, Jordan, now age 11.
The negligence trial took seven weeks against Good Samaritan Hospital Inc., according to the story.
Attorney Crane Johnstone represented the Browns.