The loss of a baby after birth is devastating. This verdict is especially notable as the infant died seconds after life and the verdict represents a staggering $2 Million for the infant’s pain and suffering during that period. A simple surgical procedure called a cerclage was the difference between survival and death for this infant. During the trial the defendants contended that they do not offer the procedure as it did not have proven efficacy. Mr. Van Naarden was able to cross examine several defense witnesses with their own website where they promote the use of the cerclage and tout its effectiveness. The jury’s verdict proved that this evidence was critical in disproving the defense. This verdict is also a record setting verdict as it is the largest pain and suffering award for a stillbirth in Pennsylvania.