$127,500 Settlement for Misdiagnosis of Child’s Hip Dysplasia

Baby Doe, 6 months, had an appointment with a physician at the Roe Family Physician office where the baby’s parents were concerned over asymmetrical folds in the baby’s right thigh and buttocks. The family practice physician misdiagnosed Baby Doe and said that all was well.

Six months later, another physician, a specialist, examined Baby Doe who had by then begun walking with a limp. The child was diagnosed as having a right hip dysplasia, which required hip surgery, including a femoral shortening.

The Doe family, on behalf of the child, sued Dr. Roe and her medical practice alleging that she chose not to diagnose a congenital hip problem. The defendants asserted that the baby’s problem was developmental, not congenital and was therefore not diagnosable at an earlier stage.

Before the beginning of the trial, the parties settled for $127,500.

The attorneys representing the Doe family were David W. Christensen and Mary Pat Rosen.

During the discovery process of this case, the Doe family engaged experts in family practice and orthopedic surgery. The defendant Dr. Roe engaged experts in family practice and pediatric orthopedic surgery.

Doe v. Roe Family Physician, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been successfully handling birth trauma injury cases, orthopedic misdiagnosis cases, traumatic brain injury cases, cerebral palsy birth injury lawsuits and hospital negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or died as a result of the negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Chicago (Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, Lawndale, Medical Village, West Loop, Hermosa, Roscoe Village, Lakeview, Old Town, Beverly, Archer Heights), Tinley Park, Rolling Meadows, Woodstock, Round Lake Beach, Zion, Waukegan, North Chicago, Hanover Park, Oak Park, Bolingbrook, Orland Park and Blue Island, Ill.

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