Obstetrician Found Liable for Malpractice ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obstetrician Found Liable for Malpractice

Yesterday, Dr. Emerson R. Julian Jr., an obstetrician in private practice, was found liable for medical malpractice and ordered by a city jury to pay $8.1 million to the parents of a baby boy he delivered in 2003. Dr. Julian was found responsible for the brain damage suffered by infant Caleb Spence during a difficult delivery at Mercy Medical Center. Caleb died about a year later from a respiratory illness related to his permanent brain damage, according to the case presented by the Spence family's attorney, Barry L. Steelman. Julian's attorney said his client will appeal. "The jury was obviously consumed by emotion," lawyer Ronald Shaw said. "In my view, they didn't give us a fair and objective assessment."

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