Mother wins case in baby’s death

Article from: WLKY via CNN Louisville, Kentucky
Article date: October 07, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY (WLKY/CNN) -- A Louisville mother whose premature baby was killed during a traumatic birth was awarded $1.4 million. The jury found two doctors at fault, but ruled the hospital was not responsible.

Moments after the verdict was read, emotions spilled over on both sides of the case. The mother, Micheatria Donelson, has suffered from post-traumatic stress and depression since her baby was decapitated in the difficult delivery four years ago.

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John J. Malm was one of the lawyers retained to represent a young woman who tragically witnessed the decapitation of her baby during premature delivery. The jury found for the woman and against the doctors, awarding the client $1,362,000 in damages for the severe emotional injuries she suffered. Co-counsel, Mark Mathys, tried the medical malpractice case before a Louisville, Kentucky jury.