A $2.9 million settlement for a client of Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. whose 1-year-old baby died as a result of injuries sustained at birth, was noted in the Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois Largest Verdicts and Settlements 2005. The baby was born sick and depressed at a Chicago-area hospital. He was resuscitated and transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit where he stayed for one month. The infant was then transferred back to the hospital at which he was born. He was in and out of the hospital until his death, shortly after his first birthday. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. conducted an investigation into this matter which included experts in five different fields of medicine. The results revealed that the baby died from complications associated with brain damage incurred at or near his birth. The lead attorney assigned to the case further explained, “Our investigation concluded that the baby’s fetal heart strips were non-reassuring for more than one hour before physicians recognized the problem. By then it was too late.”
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