$2.9 Million Settlement: Wrongful Death of a Baby as a Result of Brain Injury
March 15, 2005
A $2.9 million medical malpractice settlement was reached today for a client of Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. whose one-year-old baby died as a result of injuries sustained at birth.
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 wrongful death of the baby occurred from complications associated with brain damage incurred at or near his birth. The lead medical malpractice lawyer assigned to the case further explained, “Our investigation concluded that the baby’s fetal heart strips were nonreassuring for more than one hour before physicians recognized the problem. By then it was too late.”
Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The personal injury attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. have achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for individuals with lawsuits arising from medical malpractice, product liability, semitruck and motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries and construction accidents in Illinois and Wisconsin. Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C.’s premier aviation negligence lawyers represent victims of commercial and general aviation disasters nationwide.