HSPRD attorneys Catherine Reiter and Jennifer Heydemann prevailed on June 7th in a complicated birth injury trial on behalf of a Chicago-area obstetrician. Both are members of the firm’s Birth Trauma Defense and Medical Malpractice Defense practices. The plaintiff alleged that the obstetrician failed to suspect macrosomia prior to attempting a vacuum-assisted delivery, and that the child suffered permanent injury to her brachial plexus as a result. The plaintiff claimed more than $4 million in lifetime damages, however, the jury decided in favor of the defense after three hours of deliberation.
With one of the most experienced medical malpractice defense practices in Chicago, HSPRD brings extensive organizational resources to the defense of birth trauma cases and risk management consultations to help reduce litigation exposure arising from obstetrical services. The firm’s birth trauma defense attorneys have a proven record of successfully defending these challenging cases.
Congratulations Cathy and Jenny!