$950,000 Settlement for Inadequate Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage

After Ms. Doe, 35, delivered her third child, she continued to hemorrhage. Doe’s attending obstetrician ordered exploratory surgery to determine the cause of the bleeding. Doe was transferred to an operating room.

The obstetrician allegedly did not order a backup supply of compatible blood before this surgery. Additionally, the attending anesthesiologist did not order the emergency release of blood for Doe, despite her continued bleeding.

During the surgery, Doe coded. Medical staff were able to resuscitate her, but she suffered catastrophic brain damage. Doe died the next day and was survived by her fiancé and three minor children.

Doe’s estate sued the obstetrician, anesthesiologist and the hospital, alleging improper treatment of postpartum bleeding. Doe’s estate asserted the defendants had chosen not to ensure timely delivery of the blood type needed and cross-matched blood suitable for Doe. The lawsuit made no claims for lost income.

Before trial, the parties settled for $950,000. The attorney successfully handling this tragic case for the Doe family was Brink Hinson.

Doe v. Roe, Confidential docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling birth trauma injury lawsuits, traumatic brain injury lawsuits, brain injury cases, obstetrician negligence lawsuits, hospital negligence cases, and medical malpractice 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 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Vernon Hills, Barrington, Streamwood, Hanover Park, Bartlett, Aurora, Batavia, South Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Downers Grove, Bolingbrook, Tinley Park, Frankfort, Chicago Heights, Oak Park, Chicago (Back of the Yards, Archer Heights, Brighton Park, Roseland, Pullman, East Side, Wrigleyville, South Loop, Douglas Park, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Horner Park, Kimball, Mayfair, Old Irving Park, Belmont Gardens), Harwood Heights, Norridge, River Grove, Itasca and Northfield, Ill.

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