$6,000,000.00 Settlement for Birth Injury

On March 11, 2010 Judge William Maddux approved a 6 million dollar settlement on behalf of an 11 year old girl who suffered from cerebral palsy due to the defendant MacNeal Hospital’s failure to properly monitor the augmentation of labor with Pitocin.  As a result, the baby was deprived of oxygen during the mother’s excessive and inconsistent uterine contractions prior to her delivery by emergency Cesarean Section.  The lack of and deprivation of oxygen over a 4-5 hour period was a cause of the young girl’s cerebral palsy.


Nicholas J. Motherway and Don M. Sowers represented the plaintiff.