$26 MILLION TO FAMILY
Check out the full article in the Boston Harold – written by Jessica Fargen, here.
” A Brockton family whose brain-damaged boy will never walk or talk because of a botched delivery at a Boston teaching hospital says they have the answers they’ve long sought after a $26.5 million jury verdict in their favor.
“It’s a relief. We finally found out what happened to Jose,” said Jose Bejarano Sr., whose 10-year-old son, Jose Jr., has cerebral palsy and requires around-the-clock care. “We asked questions before and we never had an answer.”
A Suffolk County jury issued the verdict Thursday. The damages against two Brigham and Women’s doctors are believed to be the largest medical malpractice award this year and one of the biggest in state history, Bejarano’s attorney said.
“It was an award for him,” said Bejarano, 42, a self-employed trucker. “It’s for him just to make his life better, as much as we can.”
Bejarano and his wife, Maria, said the money allows them to continue to care for Jose at home. Jose uses a wheelchair, eats through a feeding tube and cannot care for himself. He communicates with his eyes, Bejarano said.
…”The doctors’ attorney, Edward Hinchey, maintains Jose’s injuries are not the doctors’ fault.
“We cannot point to the exact cause or timing of injury other than to say it didn’t happen when (Mrs. Bejarano) was being monitored. From that we can say it happened before she came to Brigham,” he said.
He said he was “stunned and disappointed” by the verdict and will likely appeal.
WOW – that jury must have felt very strongly about this case!