Earlier this month, Maryland’s highest court rejected a final appeal by MedStar Harbor Hospital in a birth-injury case that resulted in a $20.6 million verdict against the hospital. According to a recent article by the Baltimore Sun, the family of a boy born with cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities will receive the $20.6 million figure plus interest since the original verdict was rendered back in 2012.
After his birth in 2002, the boy had to undergo a series of major surgeries in order to regain movement in his limbs. Even after those surgeries, he still only has limited use of his limbs. His parents have been forced to work opposite shifts so that one of them can always remain home with their son.