$5 Million Confidential Settlement for Birth Injury in Failure to Treat Group B Strep Infection

In this confidential settlement, the case arose after Ms. Doe was admitted to a hospital in pre-term labor at 29 weeks gestation. During her 39-hour admission, she received medication to prevent a premature delivery. The hospital staff then discharged her. One day later, laboratory results revealed that she had an E-coli urinary tract infection and that she was positive for Group B strep.

Within a week, she went into labor and delivered her baby by Cesarean section. The baby has been diagnosed as having brain damage, resulting in cerebral palsy, developmental delays and learning disabilities.

Doe sued the hospital and several treating healthcare providers alleging that they chose not to administer antibiotics before discharging her from the hospital based on her pre-term labor and preliminary lab results, which were available before her discharge.

The untreated infection spread to Doe’s uterus and caused premature cervical dilation. The defendant countered that antibiotic prophylaxis was not necessary.

The parties settled for $5 million before the start of the trial.

The attorneys who successfully handled this difficult lawsuit were Bloomfield Hills, Michigan attorneys, Jesse M. Reiter, Rebecca Walsh and Emily Thomas. The Reiter & Walsh attorneys have an excellent practice in birth trauma injury lawsuits and have achieved remarkable results handling birth injury cases all over the country for families whose newborns were injured.

Doe v. Roe Hospital.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling labor and delivery negligence lawsuits, obstetrician negligence cases, birth trauma injury lawsuits and traumatic brain injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Gurnee, Bloomfield, Berkeley, Alsip, Blue Island, Homewood, South Holland, Blue Island, Oak Park, Joliet, Chicago (Roscoe Village, Beverly, Hyde Park, Hospital District, Wrigleyville, Back of the Yards, Little Italy, North Lawndale, Englewood), Oak Lawn, Park Forest and Crestwood, Ill.

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