Family Awarded $55 Million Against Johns Hopkins

The family of a severely brain-damaged two-year-old boy was awarded $55 million dollars yesterday, at the conclusion of a malpractice case, filed last February.

The suit alleged that Johns Hopkins waited too long to perform an emergency cesarean section after a complication arose during a home birth. The procedure was performed more than two hours after the mother was rushed to Hopkins.

Tragically, the two-year-old boy currently suffers from severe and permanent developmental delays, severe brain damage, multiple physical and mental disabilities and cerebral palsy.

As is usually the case, Hopkins is expected to appeal.