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Parents win huge verdict



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.

A South Florida jury has awarded a West Palm Beach couple $4.5 million to care for their son, who was born with no arms and one leg.

The Sept 9 decision holds Palm Beach Gardens obstetrician Dr. Marie Morel, OB/ GYN Specialists of the Palm Beaches and Perinatal Specialists of the Palm Beaches responsible for not detecting the boy’s disabilities before he was born in 2008.

Had they known, the plaintiffs — Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana — claimed that they would have aborted their unborn son, Bryan. The couple had been seeking $9 million, based on calculations of what it would cost to cover their son’s medical needs for the rest of his life.

According to the Palm Beach Post, an attorney representing Morel and the clinics says they will appeal.



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