$4 Million Settlement for Brain Injury to Infant for Failing to Monitor Oxygen Level

Baby Doe, two months old, underwent an MRI after being taken to a hospital by ambulance. The attending anesthesiologist, Dr. Roe, ordered Propofol to prevent Baby Doe from moving excessively during the test.

While undergoing the MRI, Baby Doe’s oxygen saturation level dropped below 90. The baby suffered respiratory arrest resulting in cardiac arrest. Baby Doe experienced hypoxic-ischemic brain damage. Baby Doe — now 9 years old — is unable to take care of himself or speak.

Following this tragic brain injury, the Doe family sued Dr. Roe and his practice alleging that the anesthesiologist chose not to properly monitor Baby Doe during the MRI. The lawsuit also claimed that an attending technician failed to notify Dr. Roe when he noticed Baby Doe’s decreased oxygen saturation. The court had dismissed the radiology technician as a party defendant on that defendant’s motion. The Doe family is appealing that ruling.

In the meantime, however, the parties settled for $4 million. The attorneys who skillfully represented Baby Doe and his family in this very difficult case were Stephen S. Weinstein and Tyrone S. Sergio.

Doe v. Roe Anesthesiologist, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been successfully handling birth trauma injury cases, traumatic brain injury cases, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy cases and hospital malpractice 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 Morton Grove, Niles, Midlothian, Mundelein, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Palatine, Palos Hills, Evergreen Park, Oak Forest, Harvey, Dolton, Calumet City, Blue Island, La Grange, Western Springs, Waukegan, Chicago (Bridgeport, Chinatown, Near South, Loop, Washington Park, South Shore, East Side, Lake Calumet, Pullman, Chatham, Pulaski Park, West Ridge), Park Ridge, Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows, Ill.

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