$16 Million Record-Setting Verdict for Brain Damaged Baby
A jury returned a record-setting verdict of $16,599,350 for a young woman, who had a medical condition that placed her at high risk of a uterine rupture. She was admitted to Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village complaining of abdominal pain and was scheduled for a Cesarean section two days later. Early that morning, her uterus ruptured and an emergency section was performed. Following her birth, the baby required incubation and suffered seizures. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and walks with canes and wears braces on her legs.