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Jurors award $4 million in case of brain-damaged baby

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 26, 2009
A Palm Beach County jury has awarded $4 million on behalf of a child suffering from severe mental retardation that the family blamed on a delayed delivery in a West Palm Beach, FL, hospital more than 11 years ago. The lawsuit contended that problems securing an operating room at Good Samaritan Medical Center led to several hours of delay. The seven-week trial resulted in the jury finding the hospital's then-owner, Good Samaritan Hospital Inc., negligent in the care of Jordan Preshong Brown. The doctors and other providers had previously settled.