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Jurors side with doctor in Waterloo malpractice lawsuit

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- A Black Hawk County jury has sided with a Waterloo doctor following a civil trial over whether he was responsible for brain damage suffered by an infant in 2010.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that jurors announced the verdict Thursday in the lawsuit against Dr. Mir Waziri.

Max Mixdorf sustained a brain hemorrhage after he and his twin sister were born at Allen Hospital. He suffers from cerebral palsy and will spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair and require around-the-clock supervision.

Attorneys for Max's conservator, United Bank and Trust, allege the hemorrhage was caused because he was left on a ventilator too long. Waziri's attorneys say the ventilator had nothing to do with the hemorrhage.

Attorneys for the conservator had sought a $4.9 million judgment.

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