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JVM Secures the Largest Jury Verdict for Medical Malpractice in 2021

In March of 2021, a Greene County jury awarded more than $34 million to the family of an infant born with severe medical problems at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. This award has been named the largest medical malpractice verdict in the State of Missouri last year by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a legal trade publication that follows the state’s legal industry. JVM does not shy away from a tough fight.

Birth Injuries

Pitocin: The Synthetic Hormone Linked to Birth Injuries

Pitocin is a synthetic version of the natural occurring hormone, oxytocin. The female body naturally produces its own oxytocin in the pituitary gland, which causes uterine contractions. When labor starts, oxytocin continues to be released by the pituitary gland to drive the labor pattern.   If the body makes its own oxytocin, why would synthetic Pitocin need to be administered?   Synthetic Pitocin is administered for a couple of different

Birth Injuries

JUSTICE FOR BRODY KENDRICK AND THE PEOPLE OF SPRINGFIELD

Recent $34M Verdict Is One of the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdicts in Missouri In 2014, Katie Chittenden was in labor at CoxHealth Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, joyfully anticipating the birth of her child, Brody Kendrick. During labor, the staff at CoxHealth gave Katie increasing doses of the drug Pitocin, causing her contractions to become so frequent and severe that baby Brody was deprived of oxygen in the womb. Brody’s lack

Birth Injuries

My Grandchild Died During Delivery…

Hopefully, you’ll never face this nightmare. But what would you do if the unthinkable happens and you believe the hospital or physician is at fault? For the sake of illustration, let’s say that an infant died during childbirth. Perhaps it was a difficult delivery. Perhaps it was an error or oversight. What rights do the grandparents have? Can they sue for medical malpractice? Who Can Claim Damages? Unfortunately, in most

Birth Injuries

Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci Wins $7.68 Million Verdict for Birth Injury Client

The Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci trial team of attorneys Roger Johnson, Scott Vorhees and Tati Scholfield-Johnson, along with paralegal Rusty Johnson, nurse consultant Pam Thurman and IT specialist Jeff Allender, had the great honor of speaking for a three year old – Warren H. – before a Jasper County, Missouri, jury from September 3-17. Shout out to a hard-working jury who cared about finding and speaking the truth – with

Birth Injuries

Family settles medical malpractice claim over boy\’s birth injury

He was born nearly three and a half years ago. Instead of anticipating the day their son begins kindergarten, his parents are planning for his lifetime of required care. At his birth, he suffered a \”catastrophic brain injury\” due to medical malpractice, according to the lawsuit the family filed far from us in Joplin. Media reports indicate the family recently settled their claims against a Honolulu military hospital for $9

Birth Injuries

Family settles medical malpractice claim over boy\’s birth injury

He was born nearly three and a half years ago. Instead of anticipating the day their son begins kindergarten, his parents are planning for his lifetime of required care. At his birth, he suffered a \”catastrophic brain injury\” due to medical malpractice, according to the lawsuit the family filed far from us in Joplin. Media reports indicate the family recently settled their claims against a Honolulu military hospital for $9

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