Former vice presidential candidate, John Edwards, is back in court again, but this time he’ll be in the courtroom defending a 4-year old Virginia boy who suffered a slew of injuries while being treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in 2009.
Along with three other attorneys, Edwards will be representing the boy’s parents as well as his legal guardians in a malpractice case, and this comes on the heels of the former senator opening up a new law firm in late 2013.
According to the defendants’ lawyers, the hospital had no responsibility in causing the 4-year-old physical harm when he was moved from Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. to Pitt Memorial in Greenville, N.C.
Among other injuries sustained while being at the hospital, the 4-year-old still suffers from brain damage.
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In a recent statement, Edwards said Robert Zaytoun, the head lawyer on the case, did a wonderful job of pulling together a legal team, and he and the rest of the attorneys will do all they can until justice is reached for the family.
“This is a case about a little boy that was hurt very badly,” said Edwards. “Robert Zaytoun has assembled an outstanding legal team that I am excited to b a part of, and we are going to do everything possible to see that this family gets justice.”
If you remember, before there was Barack Obama there was John Edwards, in terms of being the rising golden child of the Democratic Party. Between his legal background, his successful senate run, and his everyday-down-to-earth-charm, there was no doubt Edwards was on his way to being a major force within his party for many years to come.
Of course that all changed when his affair with Rielle Hunter surfaced, and Edwards got into even deeper water when he was accused of using political funds to hide the affair in 2012.
It’ll be interesting to see if helping this Virginia boy will put the once political hopeful back on good terms with the public.
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