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Jury Awards $800,000 in Birth Injury

October 7, 1998  ·  By HM&M



A Cook County jury on Friday awarded $800,000 to a 12-year old boy whose shoulder was permanently injured during childbirth at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in 1986.

Plaintiff attorney Christopher T. Hurley, of [[title]], said the boy suffered nerve damage in his brachial plexus when delivered too quickly by obstetrician Dr. Steven Binette. Binette pulled the boy’s head too forcefully, stretching the nerves in the neck and shoulder and causing permanent paralysis and disfigurement in the boy’s left arm, Hurley said.

Michael E. Prangle of Lord, Bissell & Brook represented both defendants in the matter, Daniel Johnson Jr., etc. v. Michael Reese Hospital Foundation, et al., No. 94 L 6947. Judge James S. Quinlan Jr. presided over the trial.

October 7, 1998

Jury Awards $1.14 Million to Girl Injured at Birth

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS DAILY HERALD A 3-year-old Elmhurst girl has been awarded $1.14 million in a medical malpractice suit for losing the use of her right arm from birth, attorneys said Friday. Records indicated the judgment was high for traditionally conservative DuPage County. The girl, Courtney Moles, was delivered August 17, 1994 by Dr. Christopher A.... Read More

October 7, 1998

No Post-Sale Duty on Hazards Under State Law: Appeals Court

More than 46,000 violent crimes were committed in the state of Illinois in the year 2014. These crimes – which include rape, murder, aggravated assault, and robbery – can occur anywhere, but they frequently occur outside of business establishments. In some cases, the owners of those businesses may be held liable under premises liability laws.... Read More

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