The jury found Jawadi and Springfield Endocrinology & Internal Medicine at fault. Springfield Regional, a medical center doctor and nurse were dismissed from the case.
Springfield News-Sun’s repeated attempts to reach Jawadi were unsuccessful. His attorney, Patrick Adkinson didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.
The award to Portis’ guardian came after a seven-day jury trial that ended Tuesday.
O’Keefe said he was pleased by the verdict.
“She is permanently brain damaged as a result of this. She’ll never be able to work or live independently and she required 24-hours a day care probably for the next 30 years,” O’Keefe said. “It’s a sad situation.”