A 12-year-old boy and his family were awarded a $53 million judgment against the University of Chicago Medical Center for a series of missteps which led to him being born with a severe case of cerebral palsy.
The boy is forced to remain in a wheelchair and is fed and clothed by his mother.
The Case at a Glance
Documents from the case allege about 20 blunders by doctors and nurses when the boy’s mother arrived at the hospital 40 weeks pregnant. Among the mistakes were failures to:
- Obtain accurate cord blood gases
- Notice abnormal heart rate patterns of the baby which indicated a drop in the supply of oxygen
- Follow proper chain of command
- Perform a C-section birth in a timely fashion
Even though the hospital’ fought the case for 12 years, their own records revealed that the boy had been suffocated at birth and suffered from a lack of oxygen.
The jury reached their verdict in four hours. The decision includes $28.8 million for future expenses for caretaking and $7.2 million for medical expenses.
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What happened at the University of Chicago Medical Center is absolutely inexcusable.
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