Illinois Mother Files Lawsuit After Infant Son’s Death

Staff Writer | January 29th, 2013 | Posted in Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit News

Medical Malpractice LawyersOn November 6, 2012, an Illinois mother filed a C section mistakes lawsuit. According to her medical malpractice attorneys, the defendants, including the attending doctor and VHS West Suburban Medical center did not fulfill their duty to the plaintiff, and these inactions resulted in the wrongful death of her son. Her complaint was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The plaintiff joins many other mothers across the country seeking birth injury settlements or jury awards to compensate for their child’s avoidable injuries or wrongful death.

Plaintiff’s son born with no pulse

According to the complaint, the plaintiff checked in to VHS West Suburban Medical Center on December 6, 2011, with ruptured membranes. Early on December 7, she was admitted to Labor and Delivery. More than 23 hours later, medical professionals performed an emergency cesarean section due to a non-reassuring fetal heart rate. During the procedure, it was determined that the plaintiff had sustained a uterine rupture and significant blood loss. She gave birth to a son who appeared not to have a pulse. Though he was transferred to Children’s Memorial Hospital, her son died nine days later.

Complaint holds defendants responsible for infant’s death

According to her C section mistakes lawsuit, the defendants did not meet with their duty to the mother plaintiff. Specifically, the plaintiff states that the defendants are guilty of failure to perform a timely cesarean section; failure to sufficiently and timely evaluate the mother plaintiff; failure to adequately monitor fetal heart rate activity; and failed to provide adequate resources, among other allegations. These careless acts directly resulted in the death of the plaintiff’s newborn son.

Mother requests damages for wrongful death and survival

Like other plaintiffs seeking birth injury settlements or verdicts, the IL mother states that the defendants’ negligence and inaction are responsible for her son’s death. Among other allegations, she states that the failure to recognize her VBAC status and perform a c-section resulted in her son’s death. She levels several counts against VHS West and the PCC Community Wellness Center, including wrongful death, survival, funeral and burial expenses, and respondent in discovery. She requests such damages for her injuries as the court deems fit.

Birth injury attorneys can help

If your family is faced with the emotional and financial hardships caused by birth injuries or stillbirth, you are not alone. The attorneys of Balkin & Eisbrouch are committed to seeking justice on behalf of innocent victims of hospital negligence.

Speak with a knowledgeable cerebral palsy lawyer at our firm about filing a medical malpractice claim. Our veteran legal team has the experience and resources to help you recover the compensation you and your child deserve. Please call us for a free consultation today.