Medical Malpractice Story: Colin Gourley

Colin Gourley suffered terrible complications at birth as a result of a doctor’s negligence. He has cerebral palsy. He cannot walk. He could not speak until he was five. Irregular brain waves and the amount of time he has spent in a wheelchair have affected his bone growth. He has been through five surgeries and needs to sleep in a cast every night to prevent further orthopedic problems. His twin brother, Connor, survived without injury.
A jury ruled that Colin was a victim of medical negligence, finding that $5.625 million was needed to compensate him for his medical care and a lifetime of suffering. Last month, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld a cruel Nebraska law that severely cut this jury verdict to one quarter of what Colin will need. As a result, Colin will have to rely on the state for assistance for the rest of his life.

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