Child birth can be one of the most magical times in a parent’s life. The joy and happiness that comes along with bringing a child into the world is unparalleled. However, that joy and happiness can be taken away in a moment due to the negligence of medical professionals. If you or your child has been injured during child birth, you may be able to recover for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages caused by the negligence of others. Call our Boston medical malpractice injury lawyer experts 24/7 at 617-787-3700.
A Cook County, Illinois Circuit Court judge has awarded more than $21 million to the family of a 5-year-old girl who has suffered ongoing health problems due to complications that occurred at birth. According to the family’s attorney, Dr. Thomas Myers, a neonatologist at the Palos Community Hospital who assisted with the birth of Drew Kerrins was negligent in his actions. The Palos Heights hospital was not found negligent, but it is nevertheless liable for approximately $21 million of the total damages awarded.
Drew Kerrins, whose numerous health problems include cerebral palsy and epilepsy, suffered massive blood loss and was not fully transfused for about three hours after her birth, and suffered brain damage as a result. She now has an occupational, physical and speech therapist and relies on someone for every single bodily function in her daily life. The girl’s mother, Becky, who has a Master’s Degree in clinical counseling, worked as a program manager at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in Chicago but had to quit in order to care for her daughter.
The experienced medical malpractice attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience fighting for our Massachusetts clients. If you or your loved one has suffered injuries stemming from medical malpractice, please contact our Boston law firm by phone at 617-787-3700, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; we are here 24/7 for you to learn more about your options in a free and confidential consultation, so call today!