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The Family of a Permanently Disabled Newborn Is Awarded $34.7 Million Over Medical Negligence

An Anne Arundel County family was awarded nearly $35 million by a Baltimore jury Monday, ruling that MedStar Harbor Hospital in South Baltimore neglected to properly treat a newly born child’s dropping oxygen levels, causing him to suffer severe brain injuries that will permanently disable him.

The jury found that the hospital did not properly handle the deteriorating condition of Jordan Biggs, one of twins born at the hospital on Aug. 19, 2007, who had trouble breathing upon his delivery.

According to the lawsuit, Biggs was born a little less than a month early and was initially apneic — a condition of breathing difficulties — upon delivery, needing bag valve mask ventilation before he was able to breathe on his own. His twin brother, Jaden, was born healthy, according to the family’s attorney, Robert Weltchek.

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