Causation Defense Leads to Favorable Settlement in Stillbirth Case

L&G Law Group , LLP partners, Robert H. Smith and Scott R. Wolfe recently represented a Chicago area hospital for alleged inappropriate labor management by its nursing staff in connection with a stillborn full-term male. Although the loss was tragic and the nursing care rendered could not be defended, Bob and Scott aggressively pursued a causation defense based on a lack of amniotic fluid causing chronic asphyxia to the fetus chronically damaging the baby prior to the mother presenting to the hospital. The aggressive defense by Bob and Scott caused the plaintiff’s attorney to accept a $200,000.00 settlement, a small fraction of what had originally been sought by the plaintiff and far less that the cost to defendants faced with similar claims in Cook County, Illinois. For more information regarding the case or for general information on medical malpractice and liability defense practice of the firm please contact Scott Wolfe at (312) 456-2709 or