A jury in a state outside of Illinois recently awarded a woman $23 million. The lawsuit originated from a claim of medical malpractice due to her daughter's birth injuries from alleged mistakes that occurred during an extremely premature birth. The child not only suffered from severe brain damage but also cerebral palsy.
When helping to bring a new life into the world through the delivery process, it is vital that hospitals and their staff exercise the utmost care. Errors or mistakes made by Illinois hospitals or their staff members when providing delivery-related care can lead to a child starting off life with debilitating medical conditions that will impact them for the entirety of their life.
The birth of a child is a typically a joyous event that forever changes the landscape of the lives in which the child touches. Unfortunately, not every birth in Illinois is routine and free of complications. For some new parents, the joy of new life is marred by complications and heartache due to cerebral palsy birth injuries.
The birth of a child can be an exciting event for many Illinois couples who have longed to become parents. They typically put their trust in doctors and other medical professionals to help reduce the risk of complications occurring during pregnancy and delivery. If delivery mistakes occur, an infant and the mother could suffer serious harm that can result in lasting problems for the injured parties.
Recently, a jury reached its decision in a birth injury case from a neighboring state, Indiana.