$2.9 Million Verdict – Birth Injury

Attorneys Daniel E. O’Brien and Timothy M. Richardson - A Cook County jury awarded parents a $2.9 million verdict following the intrauterine death of their baby girl. The defendant nurses failed to alert a doctor even though the mother showed signs and symptoms of a uterine rupture while in the hospital. The mother’s condition progressively worsened for eight hours, but the nurses did not take action and did not check the mother’s vital signs for three of those hours. When the nurses finally alerted a doctor, the doctor initiated an emergency C-section within five minutes but found the mother’s uterus had ruptured, and the baby girl had passed away.

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