University of Illinois Medical Center asked to pay
for medical malpractice birth
July 24, 2008 – The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will be asked
today to sign off on nearly $14 million in settlements in medical
malpractice cases involving traumatic birth deliveries, said the Chicago Sun
involve two separate cases filed against the university in Cook County Circuit
Court in 2004 and 2005.
In the 2005 malpractice
lawsuit, the parents of a baby girl alleged that physicians at the
University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago failed to treat the
“hyperbilirubinemia” in their premature infant, resulting in brain damage.
The condition (better known as jaundice) is caused by high levels of
bilirubin in the blood, and it can make an infant’s skin and whites of the eyes
look yellow, according to the National Institutes of Health.
While the condition is normally not harmful, brain damage can result from
very high bilirubin levels. The settlement in that case, if approved, would
total $4.8 million.
University officials recommended that the board approve the pay out.Weitz & Luxenberg,
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