Category Archives: Press Releases Archive 2005

Personal injury lawyers’ press release archive for 2005.

Federal Judge Awards $60.9 Million to Parents of Baby Born Brain Dead at US Naval Hospital – U.S. Government Found Guilty of Medical Malpractice

Miami, Florida, November 25, 2005 – Federal Judge Jose A. Gonzalez ruled from the bench on November 23, 2005, the day before Thanksgiving, finding Mayport Naval Station in Jacksonville, Florida guilty of medical negligence in the delivery of Kevin Bravo Rodriguez. Judge Gonzalez awarded Kevin and his parents, Raiza Bravo and United States Navy Serviceman Oscar Rodriguez, $60.9 Million in damages – the highest award in a Federal Tort Claims Act. In the morning of June 10, 2003 Raiza Bravo reported to the Navy Hospital of Jacksonville for a previously scheduled induction and delivery of her baby, who was healthy but post term. Bravo’s water broke at approximately 4:00pm in the afternoon and exhibited meconium, a sign of fetal distress. Throughout the afternoon and evening hours, the meconium worsened and by 3:00 am, June 11th the baby’s heart rate began to decelerate. Notwithstanding, nurses and doctors at the US Navy…
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