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Judge Thomas Hogan of Cook County recently approved a settlement of $6.25M in the cerebral palsy case involving a little girl who was the victim of a birth injury.
The suit was filed by the parents of the child who was now as cerebral palsy as the result of the brain injuries she endured during her delivery.
Delivery Gone Wrong
On January 16, 2002, the mother of twins was scheduled for a caesarean section at the Advocate Christ Hospital in Illinois.
According to reports, she was admitted to the hospital on January 15 and told the nurses and doctors about her scheduled c-section.
However, despite this, she was prepped for a vaginal delivery by a nurse and a third year resident.
During the laboring process, there were reportedly two continuous hours with no fetal monitoring for the twin girls that the woman was delivering.
While one of the babies showed no sign of distress, the other was instantly diagnosed with having had severe brain injuries during the birth due to a lack of oxygen.
The woman, with the help of attorneys Donald J. Nolan, William J. Jovan and Thomas P. Routh, claims that the resident and nurses are to blame for the child's disability.
The judge ruled in favor of the woman, claiming that the hospital's employees were negligent and awarded the mother of the twins in the settlement.
(Source: PR Web)
Do you have a child who is living with cerebral palsy as the result of a birth injury? If so, please contact a cerebral palsy attorney who will enable you and your loved ones to receive the legal advice that you need and deserve.