$20 Million for Birth Trauma
After three weeks at trial, a $20 million settlement was reached in a birth trauma case, tried by Tom Demetrio. The child of a suburban couple, delivered at Evanston Hospital, suffered permanent brachial plexus nerve injuries during delivery. The baby also suffered a tear in her phrenic nerve resulting in paralysis of her right diaphragm. As a result, she has permanent limitation in the use of both her arms and needs ventilator support while asleep.