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Family Wins $31.6 Million Malpractice Award Against Medical Center Over Child’s Permanent Brain Damage

A family won a $31.6 million malpractice lawsuit against MyMichigan Medical Center-Midland on Thursday for their daughter, who suffered permanent brain damage at birth.

Matthew Patterson of the Beam Legal Team argued the case in Midland County Circuit Court for three weeks on behalf of 4-year-old Kendall Berthiaume. The jury deliberated for nine hours before returning a verdict in the family’s favor Thursday.

Patterson argued in court that fetal monitor strips from the Midland hospital showed Berthiaume was in distress and required an immediate caesarean section for delivery due to excessive uterine activity caused by medication given to her mother.

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