Malpractice

Angel Durham

Date of the Offense and Trial

It took place in 1996.

Healthcare Professional Involved

Dr. Jacqueline Halladay, an obstetrician and gynecologist.

What Happened?

A little boy endured a dangerous delivery resulting in severe brain damage. The doctor was found guilty of waiting five hours to deliver the baby in a Caesarean section, disregarding distress fetal signs. The family won the case and was awarded $40 million dollars.