Romanucci & Blandin: Experienced Chicago, Illinois Personal Injury & Birth Injury Lawyers

Notable Verdicts/Settlements:

$30,000,000 settlement – medical malpractice: A family was awarded $30 million dollars in a settlement reached with Mark J. Holterman, MD. and a Major Chicago Area Teaching Hospital after their son was left permanently disabled and brain injured as a result of 25 experimental surgeries. This is the fourth largest medical malpractice suit for a minor in the state of Illinois, and is the largest settlement for a child born with esophageal atresia in Illinois.

$22.3 million: A Cook County jury awarded the parents of a ten year old boy with a $22.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case arising out of the care and treatment on May 29, 1999 at Advocate Christ Medical Center/Hope Children’s Hospital, in the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn. The negligence, which occurred while the boy was an infant, resulted in the loss of the boy’s left leg and other disabilities.

$3 million: The plaintiff alleged physicians, nurses, and staff at the facility had failed to provide efforts and standard care reasonably expected for the treatment of their infant son during and after he was admitted in June 2000, less than 24 hours after his birth. The plaintiff’s son had been admitted to the facility after complications from his delivery at another area hospital. The patient suffered a stroke made worse due to the failure of physicians and staff to properly monitor his glucose levels in a critical 24-hour period. The plaintiff’s son sustained severe and permanent injury, pain, disability, disfigurement, emotional distress—all of which have contributed to the loss of a normal life.

Pending Cases: 

Esophageal atresia: A five year old, born with esophageal atresia, allegedly unnecessarily underwent more than 20 surgeries to treat the condition and its symptoms. During one of the many surgeries, he suffered profound brain injury, permanently disabling him.

Shoulder dystocia: An infant suffered shoulder dystocia (shoulder becomes lodged against pelvis) during birth. The plaintiff alleges that proper maneuvers were not performed during birth and as a result, a brachial plexus injury occurred, severely limiting the baby’s use of one arm.

Amniotic fluid embolism: A mother tragically died after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism following the birth of her child. The plaintiff alleges that this condition was not timely recognized or properly managed and resulted in the tragic death of the mother.