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Birth Injury Results

Levin & Perconti has handled numerous birth injury cases over the years, securing several significant settlements and awards, including:

$20M

verdict on behalf of a child who suffered preventable HIE and asphyxia injuries at birth, resulting in permanent cognitive and developmental impairments.

$14M

for the family of a child who suffered brain injury due to lack of oxygen during her birth. Despite nonreactive fetal heart tracings, the Chicago area hospital failed to promptly respond to fetal monitoring and did not arrange for a C-section in a timely manner.

$11.5M

FTCA settlement for a child born at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam who suffered a catastrophic hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of a negligent neonatal resuscitation and intubation. Parents were both active duty at the time.

$9M

settlement to the family of a baby who suffered permanent brain damage as a result of a doctor’s failure to test the mother for Group B Strep Meningitis during prenatal care.

$6.71M

verdict against a hospital because an inexperienced resident performed a vaginal delivery of a breech presentation resulting in shoulder dystocia and a crippling brachial plexus arm injury.

$6.5M

settlement for a young girl who suffered a brain injury during birth, resulting in cerebral palsy, after physicians failed to timely perform a c-section.

$4.5M

settlement in a case where a newborn suffered a perinatal stroke, brain bleeds, and skull fractures during birth due to a negligent forceps delivery by a Chicago area obstetrical group. The child was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a result.

$4.5M

settlement for a child who suffered brain damage causing cerebral palsy as a result of a family practice physician’s failure to perform a timely Caesarean section in the face of fetal distress.

$3.5M

settlement for the family of a newborn boy who died as a result of medical malpractice during birth. In the face of fetal distress, the attending physician continued to attempt to deliver the child vaginally and failed to perform a timely c-section.

$3.5M

FTCA settlement to the family of a baby who suffered a hypoxic ischemic brain injury resulting in multiple medical complications, all of which contributed to his death.

$2.9M

settlement for a child who suffered mild brachial plexus injuries that resulted from a doctor’s failing to use proper disimpaction techniques to address a shoulder dystocia which caused excessive force placed upon the infant’s head and nerve injury.

$2.5M 

settlement for the family of a newborn baby who died as a result of doctor’s failure to perform a timely Caesarean section as well as failing to recognize, report, and respond to non-reassuring fetal heart rate tracings, non-reactive stress tests, and non-reassuring biophysical profiles.

$2.5M

settlement for a child who died as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose the mother with an immune disorder while pregnant, which led to an extreme premature delivery at 25 weeks gestation, causing the baby to have respiratory and heart failure which eventually resulted in death at just 2 years old.

$2.35M

settlement for a child who suffered severe brain injury and cerebral palsy as the result of a uterine rupture in a vaginal birth after Caesarean (VBAC) delivery that could have been avoided had the doctor and hospital performed a timely Caesarean delivery after the mother complained of a ripping and tearing sensation in her uterus.

$2M

settlement against a physician in a wrongful birth case for his failure to tell the mother that testing showed her child had severe birth defects, resulting in the delivery of a profoundly brain-damaged baby.

$1.35M

settlement for a newborn who suffered severe and permanent brachial plexus injuries during delivery as a result of the defendant’s failure to perform the proper disimpaction techniques. As a result, she suffered from Erb’s Palsy and requires ongoing physical and occupational therapy.

$1.05M

verdict against a doctor for improperly performing the McRoberts maneuver in the delivery of a baby who developed shoulder dystocia during birth, resulting in a crippling brachial plexus arm injury.

$850,000

settlement against a physician for failing to diagnose and treat diabetes during pregnancy which resulted in diabetic ketoacidosis in the death of a 26-week-old fetus.

$750,000

settlement for a doctor’s failure to test a mother for HIV, which resulted in her baby being born with HIV.

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