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U.S. Air Force Pays Record Amount for Baby Injured in Government Hospital
Date:5/9/2008

The Duckworths now live in Benton, Louisiana. William Duckworth manages a golf course and Lindsey Duckworth teaches in an elementary school.

The parents' attorney, Patrick Malone of Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C., Washington, D.C., filed an administrative claim with the Navy in 2005. It took the Navy and Air Force two and one-half years to decide the claim. The Air Force was involved because under federal regulations, it had "single service authority" over injury claims at all U.S. government facilities in Japan.

"This money in no way makes up for the terrible and unnecessary tragedy that happened to the Duckworths," Malone said. "We hope that this will help encourage military hospitals to be more vigilant in how they manage childbirth and especially VBAC's, which have a known risk for catastrophic injury to the baby when not monitored properly."

Contact for further information: Patrick Malone, 202-742-1500, pmalone@patrickmalonelaw.com


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