Apr 9, 2010

Illinois: Cerebral Palsy Award is $29 Million

An Illinois judge ruled in favor of claims against federal physicians that negligence during a baby's birth resulted in his permanent brain damage causing spastic quadriplegic with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy related claims continue to bring large settlements. According to our source, the Chicago Sun Times article,
"Had the federal government's doctors followed the standard of care and provided the antibiotics to [the mother] or [the infant] at the appropriate times, [he] would have been a normal baby boy," said one of the family's attorneys, David J. Pritchard."
Also according to the Sun Times report:
"Lawyers for the plaintiff brought the case in federal court under the Federal Tort Claims Act. The law lets individuals sue the federal government, but it requires the case be tried by a judge."

Read the full article here.