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Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boys injury at birth
Jury rules Medical Center bears brunt of blame in suit; appeal uncertain
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A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth. Jakob Medley, now 5, suffered from a delayed delivery, requiring immediate resuscitation, according to the family’s lawsuit. A tube was not inserted to help Jakob breathe until eight minutes after delivery.