Maine Jury Awards $3 Million in Birth Injury Malpractice Lawsuit

A Maine jury has awarded the family of Hannah Tilton $3 million for a botched birth that led to severe and permanent birth injuries. The jury found that midwife Irene Meyers breached the standard of care that directly resulted in the birth injuries suffered by Hannah Tilton who is now 10 years old but confined to a wheelchair. Hannah is blind and uses a feeding tube for sustenance.
According to the Sun Journal, “The jury awarded Tilton about nearly $2.3 million for future medical and health care expenses, plus $345,000 for past medical expenses and $500,000 for the girl’s permanent impairment and loss of enjoyment of life.”