A jury in Maine awarded a $3 million verdict Thursday in a
medical malpractice lawsuit involving a midwife who helped in a now severely
disabled girl’s delivery.
According to Androscoggin County Superior Court, the jury
found that Irene Meyers breached the standard of care when she oversaw the
birth of 10 year-old Hannah Tilton, and that her failure caused Tilton
injuries. The jury awarded Tilton nearly $2.3 million for future medical and
health care expenses, plus $345,000 for past medical expenses, and $500,000 for
the girl’s permanent impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.
Hannah Tilton was born at Central Maine Medical Center in
Lewiston with severe mental retardation. She is confined to a wheelchair and
uses a feeding tube for sustenance. She is blind and can’t speak or communicate
verbally. Tilton’s attorney argued that her disabilities were caused by a lack
of oxygen during labor when a fetal monitor indicated there was a problem.
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