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Susan Murphy Obtains Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial

Updated: Mar 1

On March 19, 2019, Susan Donnelly Murphy obtained a complete defense verdict after a two week medical malpractice trial at Middlesex Superior Court. The plaintiff sued her delivering obstetrician, alleging permanent damages including incontinence from a fourth-degree laceration that resulted from an episiotomy to relieve shoulder dystocia. The defense presented evidence that the defendant obstetrician acted within the standard of care, including expertly relieving the shoulder dystocia and preventing any injury to the baby, and that plaintiff’s injuries likely arose from a prior delivery.

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