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$150M Suit Filed Against Naval Hospital

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The claim statesthe child’s cerebral palsy was caused by “failures of the physicians and staff of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, due to asphyxiation during birth process, Gavin Alcorn sustained a severe brain injury.”

The parents of Gavin Alcorn are filing a $150 million claim against Naval Hospital Jacksonville, claiming medical malpractice. The couple said the boy is brain damaged because of a botched delivery.Gavin, born in May 2005, suffers from a form of cerebral palsy.

The claim states the “failures of the physicians and staff of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, due to asphyxiation during birth process, Gavin Alcorn sustained a severe brain injury.”

This is not the first time the naval hospital has been sued. In November, a woman filed a $5 million lawsuit, claiming doctors operated on her with dirty surgical instruments. In 2005, a couple sued the hospital for their baby’s death. Another couple was awarded nearly $61 million because their baby suffered serious brain damage during delivery.

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