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Details on midwife unaired in Hopkins malpractice case
Details on midwife unaired in Hopkins malpractice case

When a jury ordered Johns Hopkins Hospital to pay $55 million to a Baltimore family whose newborn was brain-damaged, the case hinged on what doctors and nurses did in the two hours before birth. But the jury never heard about the nurse midwife trying to deliver the baby at home during the half-day before the mother arrived by ambulance at the emergency room because of what court documents called "fetal distress." Evelyn Muhlhan's license was suspended by the Maryland Board of Nursing for her alleged actions during that delivery and four other home deliveries over three years. In one of those cases the baby died, according to the board, which has not completed its...

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