Chicago Birth Injury Case Settled for $7.9M

Posted on November 23, 2008

Bruce Pfaff settled a Chicago birth injury case with a suburban physician's group for $7.9 million on behalf of a four-year-old child with moderate cerebral palsy due to a physician's neglect in delaying delivery. The case was settled within six months of filing, greatly reducing lawyers' expenses and fees. The doctor should have understood that the fetal heart tracings showed an ominous pattern indicative of hypoxia and ischemia and that a cesarean delivery was necessary to protect the baby. He proceeded to a vaginal delivery instead, delaying the birth and increasing the baby's exposure to harm.