On February 5, 2010, a Baltimore City jury returned a verdict in the amount of $250,000.00 against Johns Hopkins Hospital and in favor of the parents of a17-year-old girl who suffered from a rare disorder which prevents her body from aging.
Brooke Greenberg had been a long-standing patient at Hopkins, which treated her regularly for her condition. She was scheduled for surgery to replace her feeding tube in March of 2007. Her father discovered her unattended in a swing in a hallway with inexplicable bruising. The jury was likely swayed by the conflicting testimony of the nurses called to testify, the alterations to the medical records and the photographic evidence of the injuries.
Of interest, Brooke Greenberg and her familiy had been the subjects of a documentary on The Learning Channel, entitled “Child Frozen in Time.”