$365,000 Structured Settlement in Brachial Plexus Birth Injury Case

During delivery at a hospital, newborn Destiny Coleman suffered a brachial plexus injury.

The baby’s mother, individually and as her guardian, filed a lawsuit against the estate of Dr. Robert Lipari, the obstetrician who delivered her. He is now deceased. The lawsuit alleged obstetrics medical negligence.

The defense argued that the baby’s injuries resulted from maternal forces of labor, contractions, and maternal pushing, not mishandling the labor and delivery. The plaintiff maintained that that was the cause of the brachial plexus injury and was a result of the doctor’s negligence.

Before a jury trial, the parties compromised by entering into a structured settlement agreement for $365,000.

Coleman v. Lipari, No. 46928/09 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Suffolk County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling birth trauma injury lawsuits, brachial plexus injury lawsuits, labor and delivery negligence cases, obstetrician negligence lawsuits and medical negligence cases 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 North Riverside, Cicero, River North, Brookfield, Stickney, Lyons, Westchester, Forest Park, River Forest, Maywood, Berkeley, Hillside, Franklin Park, Hoffman Estates, Glenview, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Wheeling, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Burbank, South Holland, Dolton, Chicago (West Pullman, Washington Heights, Jeffrey Manor, East Side, West Chesterfield, South Shore, Jackson Park Highland, East Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, Canaryville, Whiskey Row, McKinley Park, Palmer Square, Prairie Shores, Near South Side, Printer’s Row, Greek Town, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village), Melrose Park, Oak Park, Bedford Park, Elk Grove Village and South Barrington, Ill.

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