Settlement for Infant in Intensive Care Mishap

A three million dollar settlement has been reached on behalf of a four year boy who, at 2 weeks of age, suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care nursery at the University of Chicago Hospital ten days after he had undergone surgery to correct a congenital heart defect. Just before the arrest, a physician’s assistant had pulled a right atrial line from the heart. The following week the infant was diagnosed to have suffered a stroke. He now lives with his parents, is enrolled in school, but has some developmental delay and is on anti-seizure medication. Nicholas J. Motherway had prepared the case for trial, negotiated the settlement on behalf of the boy and his parents. Circuit Court of Cook County Case 04 L 11116.