$55 Million Awarded In Medical Malpractice Case


A lawsuit filed against Johns Hopkins Hospital in February of 2011 finally came to an end after the jury deliberated for three weeks. The lawsuit alleged that the doctors at Johns Hopkins waited too long to give the mother—who was in labor for hours—an emergency caesarean section.

Enzo Martinez, born March of 2010, suffers from severe developmental disorders as a result of the doctors’ delay. Enzo’s mother was in labor with a midwife at home when the baby became stuck. She was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance and both parents expected that an emergency c-section would be performed. Instead the doctors waited an additional two hours before ordering the emergency c-section.

The hospital plans on appealing and still stands by its decision to wait before making their decision. They stated that they followed the standard of care and that their patients were given the appropriate medical care.

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