$9.75 Million Settlement in Medical Malpractice Case

A suburban Chicago mother recently settled her lawsuit against Northwestern Hospital for severe brain damage to her ten-year-old daughter during child birth. The case arose when doctors attempted to induce labor with the drug Pitocin. However, they administered the drug too aggressively, leading to strong contractions that were too close together. This resulted in severe brain damage to the child due to oxygen deprivation. Recognizing their fault, Northwestern Hospital settled the case for $9.75 Million.

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