Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settles for Half a Million Dollars

A federal wrongful death lawsuit alleging that a community health center failed to properly treat a pregnant mother’s diabetes, resulting in the stillbirth of her son, has been settled for $575,000.

The mother, Ammee Price, filed the lawsuit individually and as special administrator for her deceased son, Christopher E. Price, Jr., pursuant to the Illinois Wrongful Death Act. The mother received treatment at a federally-funded, community-based health center that is a public health service agency of the United States. The United States was the defendant in the case, which was filed in accordance with the Federal Tort Claims Act.

The complaint alleged that the health center failed to appropriately counsel the plaintiff regarding the risks of hyperglycemia and pregnancy, failed to appropriately treat her diabetes, failed to order and provide Non-Stress Testing and biophysical profiles for the well-being of the fetus, failed to appreciate and respond to the mother’s poor glycemic control, and/or failed to schedule an earlier delivery date based on the mother’s poor glucose control, and that these failures resulted in her child’s stillbirth at 38 weeks gestation on August 23, 2009.

The lawsuit sought damages for the mother’s pecuniary loss, grief, sorrow, and mental anguish; loss of her son’s love, affection and society; and funeral and burial expenses.

The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois in East St. Louis, which approved the settlement.

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