February 10, 2006
Gerald Toner successfully defended an OB-GYN involving the delivery of a child. Plaintiffs alleged that the OB-GYN was negligent for attempting to perform a forceps-assisted vaginal delivery, her application of the forceps and the use of the drug, Pitocin. Approximately 12 hours after birth, the infant began to have seizures which continued for approximately a day, until she was medicated with a trial of several medicines. A subsequent CT scan showed a depressed occipital fracture with subdural bleeding. The Plaintiffs sought more than 6 million dollars in damages at the trial. A Shelby County jury returned a defense verdict in favor of the local OB-GYN.