On November 12, 2012, a 31 year old mother to be was taken to Northwestern Memorial
Hospital in labor with a full-term pregnancy. At 10:30pm that day, the woman’s
first child was born via caesarian section. During the
C-section, the decedent experienced
bleeding which continued post-operatively. The decedent subsequently died on November
13, 2012. The sole survivor of the decedent was her child born hours before
The Plaintiff filed this cause of action against Northwestern Memorial
Hospital and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation. The Plaintiff was
represented by medical malpractice lawyers at Power Rogers & Smith.
Joseph W. Balesteri and
Carolyn Daley Scott represented the decedent and were able to settle the case.
According to the suit, the hospital allegedly:
- Failed to properly monitor her labor and delivery
- Failed to timely perform a caesarian section
- Failed to timely monitor and treat blood loss following her caesarian delivery.
The Defendants collectively agreed to settle this cause of action for $4,800,000.00.
The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. Mothers place their trust
in their doctors and their hospitals to offer the care required for a
safe delivery and healthy child. However, when doctors are negligent or
do not follow the steps necessary for a safe labor, you have the right
to require justice. At Power Rogers & Smith, our experienced Chicago
medical malpractice lawyers can review your case and see if you have enough evidence for a
trial. We have helped some of our clients recover millions in reparation.