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Mom of 12-Year-Old Son With Cerebral Palsy Awarded $53 Million in Birth Injury Lawsuit

Published on July 26, 2016

A jury has awarded $53 million to Lisa Ewing and her 12-year-old son, Isaiah, after filing a lawsuit in 2013 against the University of Chicago Medical Center where Isaiah was born with a serious brain injury.

The lawsuit alleged roughly 20 missteps by doctors and nurses upon Lisa’s arrival at the hospital at about 40 weeks pregnant and was experiencing little movement by her baby. These mistakes included but are not limited to: failure to carefully and properly monitor mother and baby, perform a timely cesarean section, and be aware of and monitor abnormal fetal heart rate patterns that indicated distress to the baby, including hypoxia (a drop in the supply of oxygen).

Isaiah has severe cerebral palsy, is in a wheelchair and needs his mother to feed, bathe, and clothe him. According to the Chicago Tribune, the jury’s award includes $28.8 million for future caretaking expenses and $7.2 million for future medical expenses. The jury’s verdict will help ensure Isaiah is taken care of for the rest of his life.

Most parents whose child is seriously injured due to a birth injury file a lawsuit wanting the same thing: to hold the medical staff or hospital responsible for their actions to prevent it from happening again to someone else, and to get the financial support they need to care for their child’s medical needs for the rest of their life.

Every doctor, nurse, hospital, or healthcare professional owes each patient the duty of providing the best care available. The attorneys at Knapp & Roberts work to make the world a safer place for everyone, especially for our children, by sending the message to the medical community that failing to take this responsibility seriously will result in undesirable consequences.

If your child has suffered a birth injury, call a Phoenix Medical Malpractice lawyer at 480-991-7677 today for your complimentary case analysis and join in the fight for your child’s rights and the right of every child in our state to a healthy start and a healthy, happy, productive future. Legal time limits apply, so protect your child’s interests by calling today.

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