In 2008, doctors diagnosed LaKevia Crawford with Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). As described by the Mayo Clinic, APS as an autoimmune disorder that can cause severe pregnancy complications and the formation of blood clots in a patient’s organs and arteries. There is no cure for APS; however, the symptoms of the disorder can be managed through treatment and medication.
LaKevia and her husband, Nigel, learned that she was pregnant in 2010. The Crawfords informed her physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital that she suffered from APS. However, LaKevia’s physician failed to take her APS into consideration when providing treatment during her pregnancy that could have reduced the risk of harm to her son. In October of 2010, LaKevia and Nigel Crawford gave birth to Nigel Jr. Because of her physician’s mistake, the Crawford’s son was born prematurely and suffered from blood clots on his lungs. The doctors also failed to properly diagnose and treat Nigel Jr.’s APS.
As a result of these failures, Nigel Jr. died on April 13, 2013. Our firm is now seeking to hold the Crawford’s physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation responsible for their failures on behalf of LaKevia and Nigel Crawford.