Labor and delivery birth injury in Illinois was tried to a jury recently and resulted in a $14.3m judgment against the state’s largest insurance carrier. The jury said that the insurer had to pay $1.35m in compensatory damages to the plaintiffs in the case. The damages in this type of case, involving labor and delivery negligence resulting in a birth injury to a child can be extensive.
Often, these babies will require a wide array of future medical expenses. For example, babies injured during labor and delivery will need a team of medical experts. Often times these children will also need other surgical procedures, including G-tube insertions, and Bo-tox injections. They will often require life long medications that can also be very expensive. To monitor these children’s medical progress, the team of doctors may need to run various studies and diagnostic tests, including swallow studies, x-rays, MRIs, EEGs, and CT scans. But the medical care will also need to be proactive. This includes various speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Additionally, there may need to be attendant care nurses.
Labor and delivery birth injury lawsuits often require your lawyers to have an in depth knowledge of fetal monitoring machines and strips. Your lawyers will also need to be able to work with a vast range of experts. These labor and delivery birth injury lawsuits may need different experts such as obstetrics, pediatric neurology, pediatric neuroradiology, nursing care, economics, pathology, or others.