Idaho Law Blog

A New York hospital is attempting to overturn a $56 million verdict in a birth injury lawsuit won by a family last year after their son’s shoulder became stuck on the mother’s pelvic bone during delivery. 


The shoulder dystocia lawsuit was filed by the Swanson family, alleging that Northern Westchester Hospital botched the delivery of their newborn child in October 2003, leading to permanent and debilitating injuries and nerve damage. The hospital announced last month that it was appealing the verdict.

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