State medical board officials have issued formal reprimands for two obstetricians. The doctors allegedly mishandled two births that led to devastating injuries including cerebral palsy.
The doctors are protected from civil litigation by Virginia's Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act. Under which the doctors will face no monetary penalty, no civil trial and the reprimands will not affect the doctor’s ability to practice medicine.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch these were the first such sanctions issued since the act was created in 1987.