Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jury: NC hospital negligent in child abuse case

By: Associated Press
Published: October 05, 2011

A Cumberland County jury has awarded a boy and his father $25 million, ruling that a hospital was negligent when its employees didn't notice the boy was a victim of child abuse.

But The Fayetteville Observer reported that Cape Fear Valley Health System will pay less than the jury's award to 14-year-old Ajamu Gaines Jr., and his father. The two sides reached a private settlement following the verdict Monday.

Testimony showed Ajamu was brought to the hospital in 2003 with old and new broken bones, and again three months later with a brain injury to the then 6-year-old.

An attorney says the hospital disagrees with the verdict.

Ajamu lives in Charleston, W.Va., with his father, who says the money will ensure lifelong care for his son.


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