Jury Awards $53 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A medical malpractice lawyer notes a birth injury verdict that went to a mother and her son after the boy suffered serious brain damage during the birthing process at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Affected patients and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a medical malpractice attorney.

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Lawsuit: Hospital Staff Failed to Address Complications During Boy’s Birth

It took a jury just four hours to award a young man and his mother $53 million, $28.8 million of which is intended to be used for future caretaking expenses. According to the Chicago Tribune, the boy suffered severe, life-altering brain damage as a result of about 20 errors made by the staff at the University of Chicago Medical Center after his mother was admitted at 40 weeks pregnant.

According to the lawsuit, doctors and nurses at the facility failed to perform a cesarean section in a timely manner and failed to appropriately monitor the mother and baby despite the mother’s claims the baby wasn’t moving. Furthermore, the plaintiffs’ legal team claimed the care providers failed to properly address changes in the fetus’s heart rate prior to birth and failed to follow an appropriate chain of command, among other allegations.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help 

Patients who have been injured due to the fault of a healthcare provider may be entitled to compensation. Damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering

The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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