$11.5 Million Settlement for Failure to Deliver Infant in Timely Manner
Corboy & Demetrio obtained a $11.5 million settlement for the parents of a baby who was born with brain damage and cerebral palsy. The defendants were Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the doctor involved with the birth. During delivery, fetal monitor tracings indicated the baby was not tolerating labor and instead of working quickly to deliver the infant, the doctor allowed the mother to continue to push, thinking that with one or two more pushes, the baby would be delivered. Unfortunately, the baby was not delivered until the fifteenth push, some thirty-one minutes later.