Malpractice: Justice for Johnathan

Justice for Johnathan

In 1982 a physician at Alaska's Elmendorf Air Force Base hospital told Karen Scott, then almost eight months pregnant with her second child, that she needed her cervix sewn shut to prevent premature birth. The diagnosis was faulty, and the operation resulted in an infection that destroyed some of the unborn child's brain cells. Born six weeks prematurely, Johnathan Scott is afflicted with a form of cerebral palsy known as spastic quadriplegia. Although he is mentally alert, Johnathan, now eight years old, will never walk or develop normally.

Two years later, Scott filed a $35 million damage suit against the Federal...

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