The Mobile jury ordered the obstetrics group to pay Baggett $8 million, but that amount was reduced to $5 million before the case reached the Supreme Court. Baggett claimed that negligence by a doctor led to the death of her son less than two days after his birth.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Alabama Supreme Court Stikes Down $5 Million Obstretics Medical Malpractice Award
I read yesterday the Alabama Supreme Court has overturned a multimillion-dollar jury verdict to a woman whose child died shortly after birth in 2005. The Alabama Supreme Court sided with Mobile OB-GYN in a malpractice lawsuit filed by Wendy Godwin Baggett over the death of her newborn son. The court ruled that evidence didn't support the amount awarded and ordered another trial.