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Robert McKenna successfully defends OB/GYN in birth injury case

A perinatologist was sued for a birth injury to a child following an unanticipated premature delivery at 26 weeks on the floor. The child suffered neurologic injury and the mother required multiple intraabdominal surgeries to repair a bowel perforation the led to the precipitous delivery. By the time of trial, all of the other co-defendants (Hospital and co-defendant physicians) had settled out, leaving Mr. McKenna and his client as the only defendants at the time of trial. Following four weeks of testimony and the presentation of the evidence, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the maternal fetal medicine specialist.