$4.8 Million Settlement For Death Of 31 Year Old Chicago Mother

Posted By Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. || Oct 29, 2013

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 her death.

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.


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