$3.5 Million Jury Verdict for Failure to Treat Bacterial Infection of Infant, Causing Death

Baby Doe was born prematurely and spent the first 98 days of her life in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery. The day after the baby’s discharge, her mother noticed that she was irritable, grunting, and not eating.

Doe’s mother called the hospital that day and spoke to Nurse Roe, who told the mother that Doe was fine and that she should simply keep her pediatric appointment for the following day.

Four hours after that call, Doe’s parents found Baby Doe turning blue in her crib. She was rushed to a hospital where she later died. An autopsy revealed that Doe’s death resulted from a serious but treatable bacterial infection.

The lawsuit against the nurse alleged that she chose not to properly advise Doe’s mother about the child’s symptoms, which indicated a possible infection.

The jury signed a verdict for $3.5 million.

The attorneys handling this tragic matter for the family of Baby Doe were Robert Higgins and Lynn Hu.

Doe v. Roe Nurse, (confidential) Undisclosed docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling labor and delivery negligence lawsuits, birth trauma injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits, hospital negligence cases and nursing negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Itasca, Wood Dale, Bensenville, Franklin Park, Norridge, Lincolnshire, South Barrington, Buffalo Grove, Wheeling, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Hoffman Estates, Carol Stream, Lombard, LaGrange, Chicago (Hyde Park, Back of the Yards, Little Village, South Side, Bronzeville, East Side, Roseland, Little Village, Little Italy, Edison Park, Mount Greenwood), Niles, Morton Grove, Skokie and Evanston, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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