Defense Verdict Obtained in Neonatal Death Case

By: GDLD | 10.26.14 | Case Results

Kelly Hughes Iverson and Erin C. Miller obtained a defense verdict in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City in the case of Woodard, et al., v. Physician. The plaintiff alleged that a term pregnancy should have been delivered approximately four hours earlier for indications of chorioamnionitis, positive Group B Strep culture and non-reassuring fetal heart tracing.  The baby was born with sepsis, had Apgar scores of 0, 0 and 0, and lived only 90 minutes. After nearly two weeks of trial, the jury deliberated for only 45 minutes before determining that the obstetrician did not violate the standard of care.