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Jury Awards $1.4 Million to Mother in Decapitated Baby Case

The Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid is proud to report that justice was served yesterday in this medical malpractice case. In Louisville, Kentucky, a jury found in favor of Micheatria Donelson, represented at trial by Mark Mathys and local counsel Wade Yeoman and Larry Jones. The jury found that Ms. Donelson's doctors were responsible when one of her doctors improperly placed a cerclage that led to the early delivery. Then during the delivery, Dr. Billota decapitated her baby. The jury awarded nearly $1.4 million to Ms. Donelson, who now suffers post traumatic stress disorder as a result of this horrific event. Prior to delivery of the child, the evidence showed that the baby's legs were kicking but stopped before the doctor arrived. Unfortunately, the baby was only 21 weeks old was not viable and not entitled to any independent recovery for wrongful death under Kentucky law.   

"This is a clear victory for Micheatria," attorney Mark Mathys said. "This is a significant amount of money that will help her for the rest of her life."

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