Gurnee boy’s medical malpractice settlement upheld in court
The $29.1 million medical malpractice verdict was recently upheld in the federal appellate court. T he verdict was awarded to a boy after he suffered a serious brain injury at birth.
The lawsuit was filed against government-employed doctors at Chicago’s Northwestern Hospital claiming that they did not take the appropriate measures to prevent infection and missed the signs that there was neonatal infection. Because of this, the child suffered from serious brain damage.
The government tried to appeal the decision claiming that the statue of limitation was up because the suit was filed two years after the child was discharged from the hospital. The decision was recently upheld. The child now suffers from cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic.