- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A jury has awarded an Omaha couple $11.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit filed over brain damage they say their son received during birth at Methodist Women’s Hospital.

The lawsuit by the parents of Jackson Cuenca says among the allegations that improper use of forceps caused permanent brain injury during his 2010 birth.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2dIJcNA ) that Thomas Shomaker (SHOH’-may-kur), an attorney for the defendants, Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Physicians Clinic, said Tuesday that there was no wrongdoing or failure by medical staffers to meet the standard of care.

On Wednesday he told The Associated Press his clients are considering an appeal. He also says the judge is expected to reduce the award to $1.75 million - the 2010 state cap on medical malpractice damages.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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