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Family wins $15 million settlement in birth injury case

A Chicago Heights hospital agreed to pay $15 million to settle a 2013 medical malpractice lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the family of a 6-year-old girl who sustained severe brain damage during her birth. The family of Nyelle Brown sued Franciscan Health for the birth injury she allegedly suffered during her January 2011 delivery. …

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Women file birth injury lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories over Depakote

Some parents allege that their children suffered birth injuries because the mothers took the medication Depakote while they were pregnant. The parents filed the lawsuit on March 21, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against defendants Abbott Laboratories Inc. and AbbVie Inc. The complaint states that the children were …

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Do repeat C-sections put the health of babies at risk?

Pregnant women who have delivered a baby via cesarean section in the past are faced with the decision of how to give birth to their next child. Mothers are likely to opt for another C-section over a vaginal delivery due to the risk of potential complications for the baby or rupturing the scar. On the …

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Mother files negligence lawsuit against doctors for son’s birth injury

A mother has filed a lawsuit against a number of physicians at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, where her son was born in 2003. She alleges that they were negligent in failing to exercise reasonable care in rendering medical treatment, and that such negligence caused her son to develop an eye injury. Li Jun Huang filed a …

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Risk factors for brachial plexus birth injury

Frequently, parents whose babies are born with the birth injury brachial plexus palsy are given no indication that their infant might be afflicted with this condition. This is because only a certain number of traits are recognized as risk factors. In the January 14 edition of the Journal of Perinatology, a recent study was published …

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Statute of limitations for birth injuries in Illinois

It is often the case that birth injuries could have been prevented if the treating physician had followed generally accepted medical practices. Such negligence on the part of doctors may lead some parents to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the physician and hospital. There is a statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed by father

A $27.25 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a father who claims that his infant daughter suffers from seizures and severe brain damage caused by medical negligence. According to the lawsuit, the baby was born in March 2010 to a mother who had previously given birth via cesarean section. Although the mother and …

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Illinois mother and infant daughter sue for medical malpractice

A doctor, hospital and health care foundation have been sued by a mother and her infant daughter for medical malpractice during delivery. Kyna Mitchell and her daughter filed the lawsuit in Madison County Circuit Court, against Alton Memorial Hospital, Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation Inc. and a doctor involved with the vacuum-assisted delivery. Mitchell was …

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Birth injury lawsuit filed alleging prenatal negligence

A $5 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a mother claiming that negligent prenatal care on the part of medical personnel caused her daughter to suffer a severe neurologic injury. According to the lawsuit, on June 2, 2010, the plaintiff was admitted to the labor and delivery unit of a hospital at Fort …

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