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Parents Awarded Settlement Regarding Infant’s Death

A suit alleging mismanagement in the care of a premature baby boy at a Chicago-area hospital has been settled, resulting in an $8.25 million payout to the parents of the infant.

The baby had been born prematurely at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge in 2010 to Fritzie and Cameron Burkett. For the next six weeks, both parents were by the side of their son while he remained in the hospital. However, on October 15, 2010, the baby passed away after a heart surgery without clear complications.

During the investigation, it was determined information had been entered incorrectly while processing an electronic IV order for the infant. This lead to massive sodium chloride overdose in the IV solution. Furthermore, the outmost label on the IV bag did not reflect its actual contents.

Because of the problems that occurred with the care of this baby, the Provena system has changed its policies to prevent problems such as this.

The loss of a child because of medical error is heartbreaking. If you or a loved one has been in this situation, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal representation.